Dominant Duo: Wintel Through The Years


Windows 7 Collaboration

While Microsoft's Vista caused friction with Intel, the companies were happily back together again in 2009 to tout their collaboration on Windows 7. At a press conference in San Francisco before the October launch of Windows 7, Microsoft and Intel talked about how the new operating system was optimized for Intel's Nehalem and Westmere platforms, with improvements in the areas of energy efficiency and security. The pair didn't want to talk about the past conflict over Vista.



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