Steve Ballmer, Paul Otellini call questioned in Vista Capable lawsuit - Vista specs changed to help Intel

What did Intel CEO Paul Otellini say to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the phone, and what role did that conversation play in Microsoft's decision to lower the requirements for the "Windows Vista Capable" sticker? That's one of the questions raised by the internal e-mails unsealed in the class-action lawsuit [filing] over the Vista Capable program. As […]

What did Intel CEO Paul Otellini say to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on the phone, and what role did that conversation play in Microsoft's decision to lower the requirements for the "Windows Vista Capable" sticker? That's one of the questions raised by the internal e-mails unsealed in the class-action lawsuit [filing] over the Vista Capable program.

As the Vista Capable program was initially drafted in December 2005, computers with Intel's 915 chipset would not qualify as Vista Capable because the chipset did not work with Vista's most advanced graphics.

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