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A federal judge said Friday that consumers may go ahead with a class action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. over the way it advertised computers loaded with Windows XP as capable of running the Vista operating system.

The lawsuit said Microsoft's labeling of some PCs as "Windows Vista Capable" was misleading because many of those computers were not powerful enough to run all of Vista's features, including the much-touted "Aero" user interface.
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this sounds like a case of 'BAWWWW we cant reads good'
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it said capable. I I'm capable of running any computer game ever made but features will have to be disabled.
    
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they are gonna lose because they said vista in general. Technically Vista does run on those said laptops. Its just gotta be vista home basic. Microsoft has this one in the bag.

Unless the courts Claim that the Sticker means ALL versions of vista. Then that would be different. But technically Vista Compatible laptops can run a form of Vista which is Home Basic
    
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isn't there also a Vista Premium capable sticker for the more advanced features?
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Im gonna agree here, Microsoft will win this one. They state that it is "vista capable" meaning the computer has the capability to run vista. It may not run it well, but the operating system will boot, show a desktop, and perform at least the basic functions. I am capable of building a house. Doesn't mean I can do it well..
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isn't there also a Vista Premium capable sticker for the more advanced features?
Yes there was
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isn't there also a Vista Premium capable sticker for the more advanced features?
if there is this case doesn't have a chance.
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I can kind of agree with this, my biggest complaint is that microsoft advertised all of these features and then at the last minute, put them all in the $400 ultimate edition. I am sure this will apply to all the people who aren't as aware of the high-tech information as people here are when it comes to knowing all the different versions and all the requirements and benefits of each. To the average person, vista is vista and if stickers say vista compatible, then it should work with any version.
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I can kind of agree with this, my biggest complaint is that microsoft advertised all of these features and then at the last minute, put them all in the $400 ultimate edition. I am sure this will apply to all the people who aren't as aware of the high-tech information as people here are when it comes to knowing all the different versions and all the requirements and benefits of each. To the average person, vista is vista and if stickers say vista compatible, then it should work with any version.

this is why college at least tries to show people how to do research. but thats assuming you went to college. If that attitude was taken then the same could be said about cars, phones, and just about any electronic device.

If a TV is Advertised as a high def tv capable of going up to 720p but the customer wasnt aware of hi def resolutions. And they bought a Blu-ray player and wanted to do 1080p which is advertised as high def as well. Being that both are advertised at hi def but one goes higher then the other resulting in a crippled product, the person could then sue the company for the same reason the class action suit is against MS.

High Def is high def no matter how you cut it. But there are different resolutions of high def just like Vista is Vista, but there are different versions of vista.

when you go out and buy a TV im pretty sure you look up the TV research what is what, ask question and the whole nine yards. If you didn't take the time to do that with a computer then thats your fault.

My hp laptop has a sticker that says "designed for XP, Windows Vista compatible" Doesn't say which version because thats all dependent upon how powerful the computer. so if the computer is only able to run Vista basic, it has fulfilled it's claim of running vista.
    
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