When Microsoft first came under legal attack for their Vista Capable label a year ago, few had an inkling that the case would go as far as it did. Even though it faced numerous difficulties, including a stay that was put on it just a few weeks ago, the case is going forward and Microsoft finds itself defending the label once again. This time, the class-action suit is digging up information from Microsoft, including email discussions between employees regarding the label.
A very interesting point the article brings out is their business behavior when Vista's release neared. It seems that they arbitrarily lowered the graphics requirements for a Vista label, not because they discovered that slower hardware functioned well, but because they wanted to help Intel sell their motherboards with embedded 915-based graphics chipsets. Every day that goes by, it seems more and more likely that Microsoft will be on the losing end of this battle.