Intel and Dell Hold-up On Vista
"More than 80 percent of Intel's employees use notebook computers. Mueller said that Service Pack 1 (SP1) of Vista would be "tied to the [Centrino Pro] platform" within Intel's internal IT plan, but he suggested that Intel had delayed its Vista rollout in any case, in order to "make sure that all our internal applications operate with Office 2007 and Vista".
Dell has also not yet rolled out Vista internally although its director of client marketing for EMEA, Eric Greffier, said it is "very close" to doing so. "We are pretty much in the same position as Intel within Dell," he said on Thursday. "We knew we would roll out Vista internally faster than any other OS [but] if we are at SP1 level it is going to be safer."