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PC buyers: 'Vista Capable' machines weren't Vista capable


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How misleading was Microsoft's "Windows Vista Capable" campaign?

Misleading enough for a judge to approve a federal trial.

http://uk.news.yahoo...-d1d76f9_1.html
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Microsoft offers a neutered version of Vista, known as Home Basic, that requires nothing more than an 800-MHz processor, 512MB of memory, a 20GB hard drive, and support for Super VGA graphics.


I fail to see how Home Basic is anywhere near usable on an 800Mhz processor. It struggles on an AMD 3000 64-bit processor with 512Mb. Vista is known to take up 425Mb of memory just sitting there doing nothing, never mind actually running anything.
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