Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Nov 2008 21:57 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Legal As most of you will know, Microsoft is currently involved in a class-action lawsuit about the company possibly misleading its customers about which computers could run Windows Vista. The story goes that when Microsoft delayed Windows Vista they allowed computers makers to label existing stock as "Vista Capable", even though these computers could only run the basic, Aero Glass-less version of Vista. The most recent development is that Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer will be questioned under oath.
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RE[2]: It's true
by cyclops on Wed 26th Nov 2008 00:53 UTC in reply to "RE: It's true"
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

"I worked at an OEM while Vista was in it's prime and it's true that a lot of the Vista Capable stickers went on incapable machines."

Was there a memo from Microsoft saying to put those on the machines? Does the OEM work for Microsoft? Did Microsoft actually put the stickers on the machines or did the OEM you worked for? It will be interesting to find out if your employer took kickbacks to put the stickers on, or if they did it themselves. Or, if the specs that Microsoft published for the stickers were followed, in which case Microsoft is to blame.

Personally, if the machines run any version of Vista, they are Vista capable. Whether they can run all the bells or whistles or not is an entirely different matter.


I absolutely agree the machines themselves are quite capable and usable using a modern Linux based distribution with *ALL* the bells and whistles its Windows that is not capable.

They should all get there money back + time wasted. you know what they say "Windows is inbuilt into the cost but you pay with performance and functionality"

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RE[3]: It's true
by tomcat on Sat 29th Nov 2008 05:21 in reply to "RE[2]: It's true"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I absolutely agree the machines themselves are quite capable and usable using a modern Linux based distribution with *ALL* the bells and whistles its Windows that is not capable.


Um, no. You're wrong. These machines have the worst possible graphics cards in them (Intel integrated). Utter crap hardware.

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