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Intel to upgrade from Windows XP to 7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Oct 2009 0:48 User comments (12)

Intel to upgrade from Windows XP to 7 Intel, which infamously snubbed Vista for its own systems, has announced today they will be upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, seemingly closing the chapter on the Vista OS.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer directly cited Intel today in a memo to corporate partners, saying Windows 7 will give the industry giant "improved performance, greater application responsiveness, and a better platform for mobile workers."

Intel released a study as well, giving almost perfect marks for the new OS.

"After 3 months of trial with over 300 users, 97% of our test users would recommend the new OS to peers and Intel IT sees the potential to save $11M over the next three years," said the release. "Because of improved employee productivity, reduced costs, ease of deployment and enhanced security, Intel IT is rolling out Windows 7 to early adopters this year and enterprise deployments starting early 2010."

Bloomberg adds that Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Continental Airlines have both also upgraded to 7, but neither company would confirm.

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12 user comments

15.10.2009 1:00

This is the biggest endorsement for Windows 7 I have heard yet. I wonder how much will be spent on all the licenses!

25.10.2009 1:37

Since Intel is a huge company this is great news for Microsoft.

It's also good for web developers as it will get rid of tons of IE6 clients on the web. Hopefully other big (and small!) companies will make the jump to Windows 7 as to further shrink the presence of IE6 on the web.

35.10.2009 3:24

Now Intel can gloat about its new Vista SP3 upgrades, er..I mean Win7 ;)

45.10.2009 13:12

windsong, don't you mean sp4 as there is a sp3 for vista?

55.10.2009 16:55

I hate the whole "Vista SP#" reference to Windows 7. While Windows 7 is very similar to Vista it is NOT just a service pack in disguise.

If Microsoft could simply install a "Service Pack" to Vista in order to make it run like Windows 7 I think they would have done so with Service Pack 2 (or 3) in order to "Save face" and make Vista a lot better than the piece of junk that it is.

65.10.2009 18:22

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I hate the whole "Vista SP#" reference to Windows 7. While Windows 7 is very similar to Vista it is NOT just a service pack in disguise.

If Microsoft could simply install a "Service Pack" to Vista in order to make it run like Windows 7 I think they would have done so with Service Pack 2 (or 3) in order to "Save face" and make Vista a lot better than the piece of junk that it is.
The reason people do that is that Win7 is more what Vista was supposed to be rather than the WinMe-like kludge-together piece it is. I guess it's more fair to call Vista "VistaMe" or "Windows 7 alpha," though.

M$ should be offering ALL Vista users a free upgrade to the OS they shoulda had (Win7) instead of just the ones who bought Vista the past several weeks.

75.10.2009 22:18

If nothing else, you can't say that Win7 isn't getting itself into the spotlight.

86.10.2009 1:08

Quote:
Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I hate the whole "Vista SP#" reference to Windows 7. While Windows 7 is very similar to Vista it is NOT just a service pack in disguise.

If Microsoft could simply install a "Service Pack" to Vista in order to make it run like Windows 7 I think they would have done so with Service Pack 2 (or 3) in order to "Save face" and make Vista a lot better than the piece of junk that it is.
The reason people do that is that Win7 is more what Vista was supposed to be rather than the WinMe-like kludge-together piece it is. I guess it's more fair to call Vista "VistaMe" or "Windows 7 alpha," though.

M$ should be offering ALL Vista users a free upgrade to the OS they shoulda had (Win7) instead of just the ones who bought Vista the past several weeks.
Hardly, Windows ME was just windows 98se with some features removed and with lots of bugs added (and it came out after windows 2000). Windows 7 is what windows Vista should have been...not just in terms of stability and performance, but also in terms of features. Even little things like the calculator and wordpad have been tweeked and upgraded.

98.10.2009 13:11

Quote:
Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
I hate the whole "Vista SP#" reference to Windows 7. While Windows 7 is very similar to Vista it is NOT just a service pack in disguise.

If Microsoft could simply install a "Service Pack" to Vista in order to make it run like Windows 7 I think they would have done so with Service Pack 2 (or 3) in order to "Save face" and make Vista a lot better than the piece of junk that it is.
The reason people do that is that Win7 is more what Vista was supposed to be rather than the WinMe-like kludge-together piece it is. I guess it's more fair to call Vista "VistaMe" or "Windows 7 alpha," though.

M$ should be offering ALL Vista users a free upgrade to the OS they shoulda had (Win7) instead of just the ones who bought Vista the past several weeks.
You're right but I guess that would have cost A LOT of money; though if MS knew Vista sucked bad enough to even do that then I guess it's only right they offer upgrades to everyone.

Luckily for me I'm one of those people who just got Vista in the last two months.

108.10.2009 13:16

I paid the $50 for the upgrade version so I could have both 32 and 64 bit and a physical disc. No complaints, can't wait to upgrade on the 22nd.


119.10.2009 13:47

im on the 30 day trial of windows 7. i had used xp pro before and couldnt stand vista, but im pleasantly surprised with this os. first os from microsoft that should get people excited to upgrade

1210.10.2009 16:26

People who are willing to spend up to $220(!!!) for Windows 7 ("Ultimate") UPGRADE on October 22 are absolutely and certifiably insane. Microsoft has proven over and over to have an unmatched talent for producing dreadful software which requires its users to spend hours and hours of updating, fixing, correcting, service-packing and dealing with inscrutable pop-up windows, error messages and various catastrophic blue/black screens. It is of course possible that this has changed. I hope so. I'll wait at least one year before possibly considering Windows 7 after dealing with the lesser debacle of Me, XP and the unforgivable mess of Vista.

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