FUD Zilla heard Intel's upcoming Atom processors will run Windows 7 Starter and Home Edition without hassle. However, it remains uncertain whether the new operating system will like the existing Atom platforms.
We are talking about Pine-Trail M, a single-core Atom with an integrated IGP and Pine-Trail D, a dual-core Atom scheduled for Q4 2009 nettop (small desktop) platform. Pine-Trail M is a new CPU for netbooks and it comes in Q1 2010.
Microsoft and Intel found that Windows 7 starter and Home basic will run well on these two CPUs and the ultra mobile Menlow platform.