Emails show Microsoft's Vista problems

Feb 29, 2008

E-mails suggest Microsoft executives struggled to make Windows Vista work on their own computers after it was released, a published report said.

The e-mails, which were unsealed in a lawsuit against the company, show some of the early problems Microsoft had with hardware and software compatibility, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer said Thursday.

"We need to be clearer with industry, and we need to decide what we will do and do that well and 100 percent and not just do a little of everything," Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky said in a February 2007 e-mail.

The newspaper said the e-mails are part of a class-action lawsuit alleging Microsoft deceived consumers before Windows Vista's introduction by touting PCs as "Windows Vista Capable" even if they could run only Windows Vista Home Basic.

"Throughout this process, Microsoft employees raised concerns and addressed issues with the intent to make this program better for our business partners and valuable for consumers," a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement. "That's the sort of exchange we want to encourage. And in the end, we believe we succeeded in achieving both objectives."

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

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gopher65
not rated yet Feb 29, 2008
First off, what exactly does that comment have to do with this article? Nothing, that's what. Stop spamming.

Second: Not another Ron Paul nutjob running around spamming sites. I'm a Libertarian and that guy scares the bejeezes out of me. Have you actually read what he's written, or are you just hopped up on soundbites and short quotes? He's not a Libertarian, he's an anarchist. Go read his many essays and dissertations, and then you'll be as scared of him as I am.

As unfortunate as the US electoral system is, at least we'll get a bland, goodfornothing, useless president again instead of a true wacko moron like Ron Paul.
zbarlici
not rated yet Mar 01, 2008
fianlly! the growing bag of feces ruptures!
Ricochet
not rated yet May 02, 2009
Normally I don't like to condone topic changes in a string of comments about specific articles, but I must say this:
You can never trust a man with common first names for both his first and last name...