Intel calls claims that Windows 8 is buggy and unfinished unsubstantiated

imageBloomberg 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.

  • XB_Mod

    Intel is also saying for years THIS year we will figure mobile out…yawn.

    BTW of course Windows 8 is a 1.0 product. It needs a lot of work to become a viable mature “metrofied” OS. Microsoft can now ship it and react accordingly to the public reaction. Nobody with any clue ever should have thought otherwise. Windows 8 isn’t buggy but of course its not finished by any means.

    But of course you have to release the software first and then its much easier to build with public feedback.

    • Eric Hon

      I agree, it’s not buggy. It’s more likely unfinished in terms of vision. I’m fine with that. I’ll trade off buggy for a more stable experience with more features coming in the pipeline.

  • guest

    Awesome job, Paul. And great timing.

  • PoohGQ

    Honestly, I can go a couple weeks with any major event & then suddenly, the graphics driver crashes!!

    Otherwise, the OS is fully cooked..

    • Bugbog

      It was an update. I had to download and re-install my graphics drivers too today!

  • Bugbog

    I think they’re a bit ‘Dichotic’ on this!

    On the one hand, they are very happy that Windows 8 is fueling a surge in new Ultrabooks, Tablets and hybrids.

    On the other hand, they are very jealous and annoyed that they will have to share [or lose] market share to ARM enabled devices that will be running Windows 8 [RT].

  • 123321

    this statement was already withdrawn. please be up to date if you write such an article