Microsoft has taken some hits for its definition of Vista Capable, even a few here from GottaBeMobile.com. There has been a class action lawsuit filed accusing Microsoft of bait and switch tactics. So it is of interest that Ars Technica reports that Microsoft seems to have redefined the parameters for Vista Capable a bit. Here’s what used to greet you at the Vista site:
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.
Here’s what you find on the site currently:
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.
Via Ars Technica