Here's something Microsoft (MSFT) doesn't want to hear: Intel (INTC) CEO Paul Otellini...

Here's something Microsoft (MSFT) doesn't want to hear: Intel (INTC) CEO Paul Otellini reportedly told employees in Taiwan Windows 8 is still plagued with bugs, and is being rolled out before it's ready. JMP's Alex Gauna recently aired similar comments. Microsoft, which is also reportedly scrambling to get Windows Phone 8 out on time, badly needs Windows 8 to provide a holiday season lift to PC sales, and turn the company into a worthy challenger to Apple in the tablet market.

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  • MLP Trader
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    Just the beginning....

    25 Sep 2012, 05:15 PM Reply Like
  • Jeremy Johnson, CFA
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    I am typing this on a Win 8 computer ... I like the new Windows a lot, there are a bunch of nice features taken from the design aesthetic of Web 2.0 and mobile apps. There are some oddities and some things will need to be refined. Moving between Metro and the desktop is still a little clunky as is some program behavior where programs such as Chrome can run in both environment. The Metro finance app is great for a basic overview of what is going on.


    A lot of the core Windows utilities such as task manager have been upgraded quite significantly. It's been over 10 years since some of this stuff has changed at all.


    Win 8 is really about Metro and I think it has a lot of promise.
    25 Sep 2012, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • anil92691
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    I have not known a software that is released without bugs. And Windows is a very complex software and open to other companies' softwares.


    I think Steve Ballmer should announce that Microsoft is going to design its own microprocessor, which consumes very little energy. Time for Microsoft to design a device, hardware and software that runs on its own hardware and its own software or that from approved vendors. This is the norm in 99% of devices except when it comes to Windows.
    25 Sep 2012, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • Robert J. Good
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    My wife and I have been running Windows 8 both at work and home (for 6 months), and have not noticed any issue at all. We use for software development, graphic arts, gaming, home entertainment...none have exposed any problems.


    I seriously doubt a typical consumer would notice any 'bug plague' as stated by Mr. Otellini. Considering INTC faces overwhelming competition in the consumer market, I question the motives for letting a statement like that out.


    Holding back Windows RT that runs on non-intel processors would be in INTC's favor.
    25 Sep 2012, 05:59 PM Reply Like
  • KevinRemde
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    Amazing. I've been running Windows 8 in production since the Consumer Preview back in April, and it's been very solid for me. I don't know of anyone who has used it for any length of time that would call it buggy. Very strange comments.. Probably sour grapes knowing that Microsoft's first ever PC hardware will be ARM based (Windows Surface coming Oct 26).
    25 Sep 2012, 06:21 PM Reply Like
  • rickg1964
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    I have been using Windows 8 RTM version for over a month and it works fine. And this is on an older system
    25 Sep 2012, 06:28 PM Reply Like
  • bill d
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    Another reason why MICAI (Morons In Charge At Intel) can't move their stock any better than MSFT. They need another hole in their foot to match the one in their head.
    25 Sep 2012, 06:34 PM Reply Like
  • elsrmp56
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    I would like to see MSFT and INTC to get their acts together. Both have an envious future. Stop the bickering. Beginning to look like our 2 inept political parties. Get busy making better products and better profits.
    25 Sep 2012, 09:29 PM Reply Like
  • SalieriM
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    These rumors are nothing but pathetic. There have been millions of people that were using the BETA version, mind you, of the Windows 8 and now many more the RTM version, and the so called "plaguing bugs" are yet to be discovered. I have also been using Windows 8 for a year now, smoothly and apparently bug free. Windows 7, an incredibly robust and stable OS, had worse quality during BETA than Windows 8 had.
    25 Sep 2012, 10:15 PM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    plagued with metro
    25 Sep 2012, 11:51 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    Pissing off Microsoft is poor form and likely to further push it to support the much more gracious ARM players.
    26 Sep 2012, 02:34 AM Reply Like
  • elsrmp56
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    Everyone I know that has Windows 8 is very happy and has had no problems, for whatever that's worth.
    26 Sep 2012, 01:06 PM Reply Like
  • bobbeau
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    Maybe the CEO of Intel is just blowing smoke.
    26 Sep 2012, 10:11 PM Reply Like
  • J.D. Welch
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    Maybe the CEO of Intel didn't say it at all... There was a PR announcement by Intel today stating that the Bloomberg report was incorrect...
    26 Sep 2012, 11:39 PM Reply Like
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