Intel puts off Vista upgrade

Just like everybody else, then...

Intel chief Paul Otellini says the corporation is holding off installing Windows Vista on its corporate PCs. Otellini made the announcement at a Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco.

"Vista will play out like XP did," said Otellini. "People won't upgrade the OS on the machine, they will buy it on a new machine when they need to do that. I think people will like Vista as they play with it - it's nicer and prettier."

The CEO also thought that Vista uptake would be slow until the release of the first Service Pack, reports IT World .

"I know of no organisation that is going to adopt it before Service Pack 1 is out. That's in the second half of this year and that includes us. Starting in the second half of this year we'll do a modest deployment, and continue into next year."

"That's the large company approach for all the people I've talked to."



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