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Microsoft slams Intel's 'Loose Lips' Windows 8 talk

Microsoft has slammed Intel's senior vice president Renee James over comments made about Windows 8.

Microsoft has slammed Intel's senior vice president Renee James over comments made about Windows 8.

Speaking Tuesday at Intel's Investor Meeting 2011 in Santa Clara, California, James had a lot to say about Windows 8:

"[Windows 8 traditional] means that our customers, or anyone who has an Intel-based or an x86-based product, will be able to run either Windows 7 mode or Windows 8 mode. They'll run all of their old applications, all of their old files - there'll be no issue."

James had a lot to say about ARM too:

"On ARM, there'll be the new experience, which is very specifically around the mobile experience, specifically around tablet and some limited clamshell, with no legacy OS. Our competitors will not be running legacy applications. Not now. Not ever."

However, according to a statement released by Microsoft, it seems James spoke out of turn:

"Intel's statements during yesterday's Intel Investor Meeting about Microsoft's plans for the next version of Windows were factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading. From the first demonstrations of Windows on SoC, we have been clear about our goals and have emphasized that we are at the technology demonstration stage. As such, we have no further details or information at this time."

Ouch.