No Vista, but Vista Capable stickers coming soon

No Vista, but Vista Capable stickers coming soon

Summary: No fooling, Microsoft is prepping new Windows Vista Capable stickers for PCs, in anticipation of the release of the 50 million lines of Vista code to business users (end of 2006) and consumers (beginning of 2007 if all goes well). Given the shifting ship date for Vista, some reassurance for PC buyers was in order.

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vistacapable.jpgNo fooling, Microsoft is prepping new Windows Vista Capable stickers for PCs, in anticipation of the release of the 50 million lines of Vista code to business users (end of 2006) and consumers (beginning of 2007 if all goes well). Given the shifting ship date for Vista, some reassurance for PC buyers was in order. It's still an open question whether consumers who purchase PCs when Vista ships for business users this year will get some kind of discount or free upgrade to Vista Home edition when it becomes available in the retail channels.

The hardware requirements for passing the current certification requirements for Designed for Windows XP logo include a "modern" CPU, 512MB or more of memory, and a DirectX 9 class graphics processor (preferably with Windows Display Driver Model support). Support for the new Aero user interface require increased video RAM, depending on the monitor resolution. Intel also has recommendations, as does AMD, for processors and related chip sets.

See also Ars Technica

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  • Vista-capable stickers for viruses too?

    "Designed for Windows XP, Windows Vista Capable"
    Be careful what you wish for

    With so much legacy code and backwards-compatibility in Vista, the same slogan will apply to future viruses. Hence rumors of a Vista anti-virus subscription service from Microsoft, which will be needed in addition to what is already on the market from many security vendors.
    TCO .
    • haha

      i'm just picturing a virus attacking your computer and the message coming up "Do not worry, this virus is Windows Vista Capable. I shall now proceed to erase all your documents".
      Scott W
  • Good grief, a lousy sticker!

    Sounds like another saga of the Microsoft's "Smoke and Mirrors" subroutine, that in a sticker form.

    Perhaps Microsoft can sell a 5 pack of stickers and a piece of bubble gum located at the nearest check out counter at your local grocery store for the kids.

    Geez!
    RShea78