Whatever happened to that chummy Wintel alliance? You know, the Microsoft Windows/Intel chip cartel that has long helped to cement Microsoft's hold on the industry?
In a significant snub, Intel has decided not to upgrade its 80,000 desktops from Windows XP to Windows Vista.
As an inside source put it:
This isn't a matter of dissing Microsoft, but Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista.
Is Intel a sign of things to come for Microsoft? Will the rest of corporate America discover that Microsoft essentially stopped innovating long ago and has failed to deliver a worthwhile upgrade to XP?
Meanwhile, companies like. Microsoft has competition on its hands for the first time, and it only has itself to blame. If it can't build a compelling reason to upgrade, it can't expect to remain absolute controller of the desktop universe.