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

“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

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