February 28, 2008
MS Emails Concerning Vista Capable Emerge
Microsoft internal emails have come out in the "Vista Capable" litigation, and they aren't pretty. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer posts PDFs of the texts and has a story highlighting the content. Among those highlights are Microsoft employees confused and disappointed about what Vista Capable actually means, including one employee who bought a Sony laptop on the representation of that sticker and found out he couldn't run the Aero Glass interface or Movie Maker. Says Mike Nash, "I now have a $2,100 e-mail machine." Ouch.
Some of this stems from a decision to lower standards that included the Intel 915 chip set. Intel wanted to keep selling the support set for motherboards. Emails from MS employees dealing with major retailers suggest that this was a bad idea. Really?
The story has links to the full email texts.
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