$1.5 billion Microsoft Vista-Capable booty hardly ill-gotten

Posted by spy on January 6 2009, 4:24 PM. Posted in Windows Vista, Legal Issues.

An economist's deposition in the ongoing "Vista Capable" lawsuit filed against Microsoft by claimants insisting that the company fraudulently represented its products has testified that Redmond made a pretty penny off the "Vista Capable" designation. In his deposition, economist Keith Leffler stated, "I have been asked by Plaintiffs' counsel to estimate the amount of revenue earned by Microsoft from the licensing of Windows XP on Vista Capable but not Vista Premium Ready PCs... Microsoft revenue from the Windows XP licensing on Vista Capable but not Vista Premium Ready PCs sold to Plaintiffs was $1.505 billion."