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'Vista Capable' case could cost Microsoft $8.5B

Computerworld) Microsoft Corp. would have to come up with as much as $8.5 billion to settle accounts with the customers affected by its 2006 "Vista Capable" marketing program, according to documents unsealed by a federal court.

U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman released the figures yesterday from the class-action lawsuit, which claims Microsoft misled consumers with the Vista Capable campaign in the months leading up to the January 2007 release of the operating system.

Microsoft dismissed the estimate in a filing of its own yesterday, saying it was "absurdly [valued]" and if damages were granted, added that it would be a "windfall to millions."

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DJ3411d ago

Deceiving your customers definitely doesn't pay off.

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ActionBastard3411d ago (Edited 3411d ago )

LOL! Karl had to stretch back damn near 3 years. While you're back there, tell me again why HD DVD is superior.

DJ3411d ago

Instead of one, write a letter to Sony.

Graphics Whore3411d ago

That second HDMI port must be one damn huge doozy if your crying over that.

phosphor1123411d ago

Bubbles for the biggest laugh I've had in days.
Thanks.

karlostomy3410d ago (Edited 3410d ago )

Yeah. deceiving your customers doesn't pay off.

That is...
Unless we are talking about Sony's deceptions and the extremely forgiving fanboys above.

Aren't you tired of the lies, guys?

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Nathan Drake3411d ago

Whoa,that's some serious bread

rebirthofcaos3411d ago

as a tech support for certain pc company that should be well deserve to the crap of microsoft if so ill dance XD

mrdxpr23411d ago

wow well there u go the reason why so many people are being fired .. cause the costumers are firing them thats alot of money

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