“While each system came decked out with stickers on the front that would make NASCAR proud, one unassuming badge caused us to do a double take: three of the systems came with ‘Windows Vista Capable’ designations. The three systems were our eMachines T3418 with a Sempron 3400+ processor and 512MB of RAM, the eMachines T6528 with an Athlon 64 3500+ processor and 512MB of RAM, and the Compaq SR1800NX with a Celeron D 346 processor @ 3.06GHz and 512MB of RAM.
Being the intrepid journalists we are, we of course jumped on the opportunity to get in on the public Windows Vista Beta 2 program and see what ‘Windows Vista Capable’ really meant.”
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3 of the systems that [H]ard|OCP reviewed over the past while bear a ‘Windows Vista Capable’ sticker somewhere on thier case. Armed with a Vista Beta 2 disk, they decide to find out if that is true.