Intel: Windows 8 is an opportunity not a threat

January 7, 2011

Got to love the way they shrug the dirt off their shoulders…

Intel released a statement in response to all the hubub about Windows 8 on ARM processors.

It reads in part:

“The Windows CE today, the Windows phone applications today all run on ARM and only on ARM, so what they are saying is for the tablet version and the phone version they are going to support ARM for Windows 8. What I am excited about is that Windows 8 will also support Intel down into the other devices. Today we do not have an opportunity to sell into Microsoft-based phones and Microsoft-based tablets,” said Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel, in an interview with Fox Business Network.

Sounds good but Xbitlabs fraemed the major issue perfectly:

An obvious problem for Intel going forward is ability of developers of ARM to design high-performance chips that could power notebooks or desktops, Intel’s main strongholds. As a result, Intel will have to ensure that its processors offer overwhelming advantages over any possible ARM processors. But while Intel can enable extreme performance, actual user comfort is provided by Windows operating system. Therefore, eventually both AMD and Intel will have to ensure that there is software that runs exclusively on x86 microprocessors.

This will be interesting…


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Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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  • Intel need to be worried. ARM processors are no joke at all…

    Chris January 7, 2011 8:36 am Reply

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