Vista Barely Capable
The lawsuit over "Vista Capable" labels is heating up as more and
e-mails pop up
, showing a pitched debate over what "capable" means
and how Microsoft should proceed. The verdict could really come down to parsing
Here's the core issue: Microsoft agreed to provide the "Vista Capable"
logo for computers that could only run Vista Basic. Critics argue that this
was misleading, that consumers wouldn't understand this limitation. Even Microsoft
such as Jim Allchin felt this way.
But words have meaning and the labeling, one could argue, was technically correct.
What do you think? Should Microsoft win or lose this case? Verdicts accepted
Posted by Doug Barney on November 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM