I keep telling you, there's a mobile version of Tizen, and there's a PC version of Tizen, and it's the latter which Intel is investing in.
I have always seen Meego/Tizen from Intels perspective as a research and development product more than anything else. Demoing what can be done and showing it off hoping that someone will pick up the technology themselves and use it (in the process purchasing many intel chips). However I expect this to be used in niche areas such as phones, in car systems, etc not as a PC.
Intel would be mad to try to take on Microsoft (one of its biggest partners) at its own game and there is little reason for Intel to do so. When they started Moblin I recall they were sick of the slow pace at which companies like Microsoft were innovating and making use of their hardware, this was when Netbooks were the latest thing and Windows was to slow and heavy to be any good at running on the first gen Atoms. These days there are other options out there helping to sell Intels hardware, Android, ChromeOS, and even dare I say it Ubuntu.
Intel has plenty of reason to hedge their bets and not rely on MS. And they wouldn't be taking on MS alone, because the days of MS as a monolith are already over - there are already plenty of companies taking on MS, Intel would be just one more.
Another reason is: simply, because they can. If Intel can sell laptops without paying the MS tax, they get more profit margin, or they can lower the prices and sell more. So if people are now willing to buy computers with non-windows OS preinstalled, there's pretty much no reason for Intel not to sell Tizen laptops.
I wish it were true I just don't see it happening in the PC world at all. The only way I can see a Tizen PC being made is if Tizen is a huge success for Samsung on Mobile and they decide to do some kind of laptop spin off, but thats a big IF and also many years away if its going to happen at all.
Tizen to be on everything according to Samsung Co-CEO
I'm not saying we know for certain, because anything can happen. But it seems quite obvious that Intel, Samsung and the rest of the Tizen group have plans to release Tizen-based netbooks/laptops. There'd be no point in developing so much of the UI and the rest of the PC-version of Tizen, just to stand around hoping that someone would use it - what would they have to gain from that? Companies don't often invest money in things unless they stand to benefit from it in some way.
That, coupled with the fact that Intel has already demoed a Tizen-based laptop, seems to me like strong indication that we'll eventually see Tizen-based laptops being sold in retail stores.