Misleading marketing? Microsoft? Say it ain’t so. If you’re one of the many, many agitated consumers that bought a PC with a “Windows Vista Capable” sticker on it during the 2006 holiday shopping season only to find that it was mostly incapable, you might just be able to join a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft .
The PCs in question here would have had XP preloaded with the option to upgrade to Vista, except that most of Vista’s features like Aero, Windows Media Center, and a bunch of other stuff wouldn’t run, according to Computerworld.
Even Mike Nash, a Microsoft VP, is steamed. He sent an e-mail message to fellow co-workers saying, “I PERSONALLY got burnt…Are we seeing this from a lot of customers? …I now have a $2,100 e-mail machine.” Ouch.
Bought a Vista-Capable “junk” PC? You may be in luck [Computerworld]