If you’ve been waiting anxiously for the release of Windows 8 come late October, it might not be as great as you dreamed it would be. Intel CEO Paul Otellini told fellow employees that Windows 8 is being released before it’s ready for the masses. Otellini said that improvements still need to be made before Microsoft officially releases it to consumers.
Intel has been working closely with Microsoft on its development of Windows 8, so Otellini has a little bit of authority when it comes to the subject, but while he said that the new OS is being released before it’s ready, he clarified that it’s a good move for Microsoft to make improvements to Windows 8 after it ships.
We’re not really sure what improvements this entails, nor do we know how these updates will make its way to the OS exactly or even when they’ll arrive. However, they’ll most likely deliver any bug fixes through their Windows Update service, and may even release update packs similar to Service Packs that we saw in Windows XP and Windows 7.
We can’t say we’re surprised at Otellini’s comments. It’s usually common for company’s to release software that technically still has bugs in it, whether they’re known or unknown. However, if you’ve played around with the latest Windows 8 Preview, then you’ll know that Microsoft will most likely be okay to launch Windows 8 in October without any major problems.
[via The Verge]