Windows 8 might have indeed been released to manufacturing without being completely polished, just as Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini told employees in a meeting the other day.The platform, which represents a major shift from Microsoft’s approach to devices and user experiences, has been built from the ground up to offer support for new devices, and it appears that it still needs a lot of improvements.
On the one hand, this does not come too much as a surprise at all, considering the fact that Microsoft actually did the same with other platforms before it, which were only upgrades for existing operating systems.
According to a recent article on ZDNet, the Windows 8 team is currently working on a series of updates for the software, and should release them before the official launch on October 26th.
These updates should include bug fixes and other improvements, though specifics on the matter are still unavailable.
Undoubtedly, the Redmond-based giant will continue to release updates for the platform even after it lands on shelves, just as rumored before.
This puts Intel CEO’s sayings in a new perspective, confirming not only that Windows 8 is still buggy, but also showing Microsoft’s commitment to make the platform better than it already is.
Intel, on the other hand, has already issued an official statement on Otelini’s sayings, suggesting that the company is eager to see devices running under the OS available on shelves, and that it is also confident of their success.
“Intel CEO Paul Otellini is on record as saying 'Windows 8 is one of the best things that ever happened to Intel’,” a press release from the company reads.
The statement also refers to “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,” all possible courtesy of Windows 8.
Microsoft is playing a risky game with Windows 8, as many users are convinced that the platform is not suited for them, although others see it as a great OS. Have a look at some of the comments we have received on yesterday’s story on Windows 8 to get an idea on this.