Did Microsoft Deceive With 'Vista Capable'?

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A judge has ruled that a trial against Microsoft can proceed to decide whether they misled people with their "Vista Capable" advertising campaign. Two PC buyers have started a class action, and are arguing that they bought machines that weren't capable of running Aero, even though they were marked as "Vista Capable."


Microsoft is arguing that Vista can run on slower machines, albeit with some of the eye candy turned off, and that this was explained in their campaign. In any case, we'll probably not get to see this play out, because it's likely that the matter will be settled out of court. [The Register]



I wish MS would drop all the various versions and concentrate on making a stable OS that looks good and works well even on older, slower systems... I'm sure it can be done *COUGH*Mac OS X*COUGH*