Monday, November 10, 2008

Windows 7 Will Only Have One 'Ready' Sticker

Unlike Windows Vista's Four stickers, Windows 7 will just have one "Ready" sticker. After receiving endless flak for their silly tiered Vista Compatibility scheme, Microsoft has decided to issue a single "Windows 7 Capable" sticker for hardware that works with the new OS. That means no more "Windows Home Basic", "Windows Ready", "Certified for Windows" and "Windows Vista Capable" labels on every piece of hardware in the computer aisle at your local shop.

During the same conference in which this was announced, Microsoft demonstrated Windows 7 on a modestly spec'd Eee netbook, so it looks like Windows 7 compatibility might be taken for granted with most new PCs. Microsoft did tell the Register that there would be different stickers for touchscreen and media center devices.

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