Bloomberg recently ran a story where they claimed Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that Windows 8 is being released before it’s fully ready.
Intel, who will be showcasing Windows 8 PCs tomorrow, has released a statement calling the rumour unsubstantiated.
The company has released the statement below:
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 – Today Intel Corporation issued a statement in response to unsubstantiated news reports about comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini in a meeting with employees.
Intel has a long and successful heritage working with Microsoft on the release of Windows platforms, delivering devices that provide exciting experiences, stunning performance, and superior compatibility. Intel fully expects this to continue with Windows 8.
Intel, Microsoft and our partners have been working closely together on testing and validation to ensure delivery of a high-quality experience across the nearly 200 Intel-based designs that will start launching in October. Intel CEO Paul Otellini is on record as saying "Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel," citing the importance of the touch interface coming to mainstream computing and the huge wave of exciting new Ultrabook™, tablet and convertible device innovations coming to the market.
Intel has been one of the biggest proponents of touch screen ultrabooks which rely on Windows 8 for their functionality. With Steve Ballmer calling Windows 8 Microsoft’s biggest bet yet , and with the software set to hit PCs in exactly a month we certainly hope no roadblocks show up along the way.