At Dell World last Friday, the president and CEO of Intel Paul Otellini discussed the prospects of Windows 8 combined with Intel chips but more interestingly claimed that the evolution of the PC has been “retarded” over the last few years. I agree – in the nine year
period between XP and Windows 7, Vista was a huge failure and no one can remember its impact. Windows 7, while being one of Microsoft’s most highly acclaimed operating systems ever, was simply miles superior to Vista, which was part of the reason why everyone bought a copy, and was simpler to use. But the lack of a complete overhaul, a radical change is what I think Otellini was
talking about that will take place in Windows 8.