Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Feb 2009 09:59 UTC
Legal Microsoft has achieved a major win in the "Vista Capable" class action lawsuit against the company. The suit, which is about if Microsoft knew the PCs it labelled as "Vista capable" weren't actually capable of running Vista's more advanced features, has lost its class action status.
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About Time
by rrife on Thu 19th Feb 2009 19:44 UTC
rrife
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2006-12-12

It's about time a judge finally agreed with common sense. This was just another case where some state thought they could get some free money from a large corporation. All of the machines labeled "Vista Capable" were more than sufficient to run Vista. They may not have been the best at running Vista, but that little sticker, nor any documentation claims that it will.

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RE: About Time
by sc3252 on Fri 20th Feb 2009 10:55 in reply to "About Time"
sc3252 Member since:
2005-09-06

Why do people always come in here defending Microsoft? The pc's ran like crap and were not worthy of being put in stores. Microsoft deserved to get sued for this so they wouldn't do this to customers again.

Its really to bad this couldn't go through, since no one is going to sue over $300-500, it just isn't practical, and is why these types of suits exists.

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RE[2]: About Time
by vitae on Sat 21st Feb 2009 02:03 in reply to "RE: About Time"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Indeed, and this would be the opposite of FUD, in lieu of it being brought up yesterday. Marketing. FUD doesn't have to be lies, it can just skew the truth. The same thing they do in marketing, but they don't offer college degrees in FUD (yet).

So Microsoft wasn't lying, but they did imply something which isn't. If the sticker said, "This machine will barely run Vista" just wouldn't have been very effective, would it?

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