Best Buy To Blame For “Vista Capable” Problems?
But all of this happened well after Best Buy apparently gave the thumbs up to a confusing, two-tier marketing plan that seems to have been cooked up by a small group of Microsoft executives -- Vista product manager Shanen Boettcher, marketing director Rajesh Srinivasan and quite possibly Will Poole.
In an e-mail dated Aug. 9, 2005, Srinivasan informs Boettcher that "Best Buy validates your two tier approach." Included in Srinivasan's two-tier plan is a chart listing hardware requirements for what he calls Vista "Capable" and "Ready" systems.
It's not a large surprise that a retailer would push for a plan that would sell PCs, but we're not entirely sure that is sufficient justification to blame them for the “Vista Capable” problems. One might as well blame unreasonable & uninformed consumers who wanted to spend as little as possible while being able to run a demanding OS that had yet to be released.