“A federal judge has ruled that two consumers can proceed with a lawsuit that claims Microsoft’s ‘Windows Vista Capable’ campaign was misleading,” Paul McDougall reports for InformationWeek.
“Seattle District Court Judge Marsha Pechman on Tuesday rejected Microsoft’s request for a dismissal of the case. Microsoft had argued that the plaintiffs, Dianne Kelley and Kenneth Hansen, lacked standing to bring the action,” McDougall reports.
McDougall reports, “A trial has been scheduled for October.”
“Kelley and Hansen claim that many personal computers labeled as ‘Windows Vista Capable’ before the operating system hit stores in January were hardly that. Microsoft assured consumers “that they were purchasing Vista capable machines when, in fact, they could obtain only a stripped down operating system,” according to the initial complaint,” McDougall reports. “In contention is the very definition of Windows Vista itself.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The best definition of Windows Vista we’ve heard to date is “chrome-plated turd.” That about sums it up.