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InfoWorld: Marriage on the rocks? Microsoft and Intel are drifting apart amid legal problems and diverging interests

Dec 26, 1998, 09:10 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The Wintel marriage is at its rockiest as miscommunication, wandering eyes, and increasingly loud public spats are straining an already troubled union."

"Microsoft, for example, put on a brave face on Sept. 29 when Intel announced, along with Netscape Communications, that it was investing in Red Hat Software, a major distributor of the free Linux operating system that Microsoft views as an increasing threat to its Windows dominance.

"At the time, Brad Chase, vice president of developer relations and marketing at Microsoft, said, "This does not impact our relationship with Intel in the least."

"But behind the scenes Microsoft's reaction was anything but placid, according to a source close to both Microsoft and Intel."

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