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Microsoft internal e-mails show dismay with Vista

bfwebster (90513) writes | more than 6 years ago

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bfwebster writes "Microsoft is currently facing a class-action suit over its designation of allegedly under-powered hardware as being "Vista Capable." The discovery process of that lawsuit has now compelled Microsoft to produce some internal e-mails discussing those issues. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has published extracts of some of those e-mails, along with a link to a PDF file containing a more extensive e-mail exchange.

The e-mails reflect a lot of frustration among senior Microsoft personnel about Vista's performance problems and hardware incompatibilities. They also appear to indicate that Microsoft lowered the hardware requirements for "Vista Capable" in order to include certain lower-end Intel chipsets, apparently as a favor to Intel: "In the end, we lowered the requirement to help Intel make their quarterly earnings so they could continue to sell motherboards with 915 graphics embedded." Read the whole PDF; it is informative, interesting, and at time (though unintentionally) funny. ..bruce.."

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