Microsoft sued over ‘Vista Ready’ Label
A consumer has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft for misleading customers with there “Vista Capable” labels on PC’s which cannot run features such as Aero , Media tools , Flip Navigation etc . The suit alleges that marketing around was Vista was designed to deliberately mislead custmers.
The suit filed by Dianne Kelley of USA claims thay many computers labeled as “Windows Vista Ready” were not vista capable . Before the launch of vista Microsoft allowed PC vendors to put stickers on the system saying they were Vista ready when the system could only run Windows Vista Basic , which does not allow many of Vista’s core features such as aero etc . The suit also maintains that it was unreasonable of Microsoft to assume that every person can understand the system requirements of diffrent versions .
According to the legal action “consumers were falsely led to believe they would be upgraded to a dramatically new operating system bearing the key features marketed by Microsoft”. In particular, the court action highlights Microsoft’s “Express Upgrade” plan, which upgraded users from Windows XP to Vista Basic. This was an upgrade to Vista “in name only”, the suit alleged, and “not the functionality”.
Microsoft are saying that they made a lot of effort to inform users about the system requirements of Vista .” We conducted a broad effort to educate computer manufacturers, retailers and consumers about the hardware requirements to run different versions of Windows Vista,” the company said in a statement.