This PC Is Vista Capable...NOT! - HotHardware
This PC Is Vista Capable...NOT!

This PC Is Vista Capable...NOT!

Microsoft revealed a certification program for PCs to be labeled “Vista Capable” just prior to Vista's much-delayed introduction.  The only problem is that some of the PCs that bore said sticker weren't capable of running all of the new features Vista comes with, and might be considered less capable than others.

Consumers and consumer advocacy groups have filed a class action law suit, which has just been approved:

“U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman certified the class action suit but whittled down its scope to focus primarily on whether Microsoft's "Vista Capable" labels created artificial demand for computers during the 2006 holiday shopping season, and inflated prices for computers that couldn't be upgraded to the full-featured version of Vista, which was released at the end of January 2007.”
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this is just plain ridiculous. oh, so you looked at a sticker that said vista CAPABLE and thought you were getting an alienware?? you deserve to get taken. capable does not mean decimates all. it means it's capable of running the OS. plain and simple.

Marsha is a moron.

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Well said. The label never specified the version, so what fool would assume it means the best?

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I am "capable" of going 140 MPH in my car but it doesn't mean you can w/o consequence....

I am not going to sue Mazda because they advertised the top speed of their car to hit 140mph....anyone with common sense should know that its not something to try....

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 vista can run on very minimal rigs but it wont run well. but the sticker never said "will run any version of vista well" it just said it was "Capable" the sucker is the consumer who bought it thinking it would run the bells and whitsles version. 

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::sighs:: Some consumers just never learn =P. Tak about ridiculous... 

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