Microsoft redefines "Vista Capable"

Last week we reported that Microsoft was in some hot water over their "Windows Vista Capable" stickers. Even though they are denying that the lawsuit is justified in any way, they seem to have quietly redefined what "Vista Capable" really means.

When the Vista Capable program was first started it described that the PC will "be ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista and can run the core experiences of Windows Vista." Now it seems that they have changed their stance. It now states that "all Windows Vista Capable PCs will run these core experiences at a minimum.

I think it's a step in the right direction, but it's certainly not a solution. The people that are generally duped into getting a Vista Capable machine aren't going to be visiting Microsoft's website to find out what it means. They're the ones that see Vista on TV and want a cheap PC that can do all of the things the commercial showed. I also think that retailers need to step up their training on these things as well. They are the ones that the customer talks to and trusts.

Lawsuit may have forced Microsoft to change what it means to be Vista Capable [via dailytech]