ARS Technica has some coverage from the Intel Technology Summit, the site reports the chip giant is trying to convince companies that it makes "overwhelming sense" to replace three-year old PCs because of the increased cost of maintaining such old hardware. One interesting snippet here is that Intel VP Sean Maloney believes it's not physically possible to put Windows 7 on three and four-year old computers.
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Maloney characterized the currently delayed upgrade situation as "well outside historical norms," and said that the entire industry is in uncharted territory when it comes to the degree to which they've allowed their systems to age. Maloney says that Intel actually has data on the number of systems that are three years old or over, and that it's in the hundreds of millions.
Intel is currently trying to convince companies that it makes "overwhelming sense" to replace a three-year-old PC because of the increased cost of maintaining such old hardware, and in this respect he sees Windows 7 as a "big positive."
"In the US and Europe, there is a massive, massive number of three- and four-year old computers around," said Maloney. "I don't think it's physically possible to put Windows 7 on them."