Microsoft Marketed Vista To Help Intel, E-Mails Say

Law360, New York (February 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Microsoft Inc. may have lowered system compatibility requirements for its Vista operating system to help Intel Corp. continue selling a graphics chip, according to internal company e-mails that were disclosed on Wednesday.

The e-mails were filed in a class action alleging that Microsoft misled buyers with its marketing campaign for Vista, which launched early last year, by saying that the product would work on systems that didn't actually support it.

In particular, Intel's widely used 915 graphics chip can run only certain basic features of Vista,...
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