The Reg heard Intel's CEO Paul Otellini say that Intel won't switch to Windows Vista before Microsoft releases Service PAck 1:
"I know of no organisation doing an upgrade before [Service Pack 1]," Paul Otellini told attendees of the Bank of America Technology Conference held in San Francisco this week, according to a ZDnet blog. "Intel isn't upgrading either."
Vista is "closer to the Mac than we've been on the Windows side for a long time", Otellini added. Otellini has praised the Apple operating system before, and is believed to have played a key role in persuading the Mac maker to adopt his company's processor technology.
A Microsoft's operating system's first Service Pack - what MS calls major updates - usually patches an array of glitches discovered in the initial version of the product.