Intel felt the need to respond to the scandal and drama of their CEO saying that Windows 8 wasn’t ready.
They released the following statement in response to the hubbub.
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.
“Damn our CEO really messed up and we’re really sorry. Did he say that? Let’s not talk about that. We really love Microsoft and we’re looking forward to Windows 8. Hey we have some products to show tomorrow, let’s not have this hanging over us. Put the phone down, no need to call ARM… hello??”
Yeah they messed up.