Microsoft tells Intel to wind neck in on Windows 8

Just after Intel decided to spill the beans on how different versions of Windows 8 will clash with ARM chip architecture, Microsoft has called the comments “inaccurate” and “misleading”.

The usually tight-lipped Microsoft team was most likely aghast that its partner Intel had decided to take it upon itself to make announcements about the forthcoming operating system. Intel’s Renee James gleefully pointed out that ARM editions of Windows will not run legacy applications.

With ARM’s low powered chips offering a sensible option for mobile computing, it seems that a few cages have been rattled at Intel, with Otellini also chipping in yesterday with comments about the difficulties that will lead to four separate versions of Windows 8.

Now Microsoft has attempted to quell the spoutings of its loudmouth partner Intel, says Business Insider.

Windows President Steven Sinofsky, pictured, said Intel’s claims about plans for the forthcoming Windows 8 were “factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading”.

However, it seems as if Sinofsky steered clear of an outright dismissal of Intel’s claims, saying: “from the first demonstrations of Windows on SoC, we have been clear about our goals and have emphasized that we are at the technology demonstration stage… As such, we have no further details or information at this time.”

Not exactly a resounding ‘no’ then, although a clear attempt to calm its noisy neighbour.