Intel’s (INTC) chief executive officer Paul Otellini has some harsh words for one of the company’s closest partners. According to a report from Bloomberg, Otellini told employees that Microsoft (MSFT) is planning to release its Windows 8 operating system before it is fully ready. The executive reportedly believes that the software still needs improvements before it is ready for public consumption. A number of analysts have echoed these concerns, noting that the Microsoft’s partners haven’t had enough time to work out the operating system’s various kinks. “We are concerned at the level of bugs and fine tuning that appears necessary to get the beta systems we demoed ready for prime time,” Alex Gauna, an analyst at JMP Securities, said in a research note earlier this month. Microsoft is scheduled to release Windows 8 on October 26th.
UPDATE: Intel CEO Paul Otellini has denied Bloomberg’s report, his statement follows below. More →