During today’s fourth quarter earnings announcement, Intel CEO Paul Otellini confirmed our story from last week, when he announced that Intel has already booted 4 operating systems (Windows Vista, XP, Linux and Apple Mac OS-X) with their upcoming 45nm processor. He went on to explain that these are good indicators of how healthy Intel’s 45 nm manufacturing and future product designs are looking for later this year. Intel now plans to begin manufacturing production in the second half of the year and ramping up three 300mm factories in 2008. Since last June, Intel has introduced 29 server, desktop and laptop processors based on the Core Microarchitecture. Nine of those are quad-core server and desktop processors for in just over two months since our first launch.