Windows Vista Capable means nothing

Posted on Wednesday, April 11 2007 @ 01:21:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has redefined the meaning of a "Windows Vista Capable" PC, DailyTech reports.

Before being sued Microsoft described Windows Vista Capable as PCs powerful enough to run Windows Vista, this has now been changed to a statement which says these PCs will be able to run Windows Vista as "minimum experience":
Here's the original definition:

“Through the Windows Vista Capable program, Windows XP-based PCs that are powerful enough to run Windows Vista are now available from leading PC manufacturers worldwide, including Acer Inc., Dell Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Gateway Inc., HP, Lenovo, NEC Corp., Sony Corp., Toshiba and more. The Windows Vista Capable logo is designed to assure customers that the PCs they buy today will be ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista and can run the core experiences of Windows Vista.”

Shortly following the news of the lawsuit, the explanation of the Windows Vista Capable program appeared to have changed to this:

“A new PC running Windows XP that carries the Windows Vista Capable PC logo can run Windows Vista. All editions of Windows Vista will deliver core experiences such as innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and reliability. All Windows Vista Capable PCs will run these core experiences at a minimum. Some features available in the premium editions of Windows Vista — like the new Windows Aero user experience — may require advanced or additional hardware.”




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