Intel likes Windows 7:
The trial version of the next Windows operating system has won a key endorsement from a software expert at chipmaker Intel (NSDQ: INTC), a company that, despite being one of Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT)’s closest partners, was so leery of Vista that at one point it banned the widely maligned OS from its corporate workstations. Windows 7 and companion OS Windows Server 2008, at least when it comes to the beta versions, are a whole different ball game from Vista, said Intel software developer Doug Holland, in a company blog post this week.
From what I’ve read and seen so far, Windows 7 is really just Vista SP3. But it looks like the third time might just be the charm.