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Microsoft Pushes Vista Capable PCs

Boot Camp feature for Friday, June 23, 2006

Microsoft pushes Vista Capable PCs. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. The next version of Windows will have some slick new bells and whistles. But will it run on the PC you have now…or might buy before end of the year? Microsoft group product manager Christopher Flores…

"The best advice that I can give consumers today is to actually run our upgrade advisor that is on the Web today. When you run the upgrade advisor, we will actually scan your machine and actually determine the capabilities of your machine and we will actually tell you the type of experience that you can expect."

While the minimum capabilities are pretty basic…an 800 megahertz processor and 512 megabytes of system memory…. to get the full experience…will require more. If all that is confusing…the online upgrade advisor can help. There's also help if you're looking to buy a new PC….before Vista arrives in January…at WindowsMarketplace.com. The big selling points of Vista…

Depending on the type of activity you're after, whether you're a hard core gamer, whether you're a music buff, whether you're interested in recording your own TV and movie content, there's really something in Windows Vista for everybody."

One thing to keep in mind… just because a PC is labeled as being Windows Vista Capable…will not entitle you to a free upgrade. Computer makers may move to include that to entice buyers near the end of the year. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin