Wednesday, December 20th 2006

ViewSonic Wins Vista Certification

ViewSonic said recently that its LCD monitors have won certification for the Windows Vista operating system (OS). New LCD monitors from ViewSonic shipped since December are compliant with Windows Vista, with the new models including the entry-level VA-series, graphics-use VG-series, professional-use VP-series and design-oriented VX-series, according to Alan Chang, vice president of ViewSonic for Asia-Pacific sales and marketing.Source: DigiTimes
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19 Comments on ViewSonic Wins Vista Certification

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
What was wrong with previous LCD monitors? I mean, why they need to be certified for Vista?

-The Eagle
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#2
malware
by: WarEagleAU
What was wrong with previous LCD monitors? I mean, why they need to be certified for Vista?

-The Eagle
Manufacturers think it's modern to be " " certified. Vista certified monitors are just the same as other monitors with only one difference - they have "Windows Vista Certified" logo...
This is part of the "make me buy this one" policy...when you first see so many "certified" logos.....you look at it as a space shuttle. ;)
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#3
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
how much did viewsonic pay for that???
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#4
kakazza
Woah, good to know, cause my monitor only works with very few OSes... NOT

This is retarded >_>
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#5
Track
Microsoft suck! Vista-certified is the worst marketing scam ive seen.

Now i feel good about stealing Windows XP and Windows Vista!!
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#6
EviLZeD
certified things are usually higherpriced i thikn this is kinda stupid why does a monitor have to be certified jeez

i got a feeling there would be certified keyboards and mice then who know what desks?
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#7
bruins004
by: Track
Microsoft suck! Vista-certified is the worst marketing scam ive seen.

Now i feel good about stealing Windows XP and Windows Vista!!
As said many times on these forums, DONT TALK ABOUT PIRATING.
[...]deleted insult to other user - DarkSaber[...] you help keep costs high and re-registering a pain in the ass.

Anyways back to the subject, this is retarded.
Pretty much, you are going to pay an extra hundred dollars to have a little vista logo on your LCD. (lol)
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
AHH!! HAHA! Kind of like SLI and Crossfire Certified. That is sofa king retarded
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#9
pead929
This is nothing new. People have been forced into buying certified crap for a while now. If you forget when XP came out there were lots of programs and hardware that had to be XP certified otherwise there were potential "conflicts" and to this day there are some things you put on your computer that get that stupid little "may not be compatible with Windows XP Professional SP2". My mp3 player at the time didn't like XP and creative never released the firmware or an update to the playcenter to allow me to use it. You're going to go out and buy Vista anyway even if its just for DX10.

And as for the our little pirating friend...I hope you get busted because I wouldn't mind spending less money on software and more money on taxes to imprison you.
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#10
aximbigfan
UGGG!!!

soon we are going to have vista certified mouse pads and monitor post it notes.....


chris
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#11
Thermopylae_480
My favorite marketing scheme is when a movie is released in an "Unrated" Version. Tons of people think because it is unrated it must be filled with tons more nudity or violence, and get all excited and buy it. When all it really means is it contains material not evaluated by the Motion Picture Association. They could add puppy dogs playing with rainbows and sunshines to make it unrated. It's the same with the Vista logos, the sheep go for the shock value. I bet putting Vista ready stickers on their product has increased sales of the models with the logos. In fact, I'm almost certain of it.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Im not gonna get Vista for DX10. I mean sure, it looks awesome, but I think I will wait awhile (except for the new laptop Im getting next year around feb. for my wife). In my latest Maximum PC magazine, Vista is gonna be limited to transfering to one machine after you put it on an original machine. What sucks is, what quantifies as a new machine? Adding a couple pieces of hardware (new cpu, mobo, hard drive, fan, cooler, vid card, memory, etc) and then uh oh, I used my last transfer. After that, your screwed. Kind of whack if you ask me.

-The Eagle
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#13
erocker
Yeah I bought a copy of Windows sometime in 1996. Since then I've had "newer versons" fall into my lap from time to time. Anyways I haven't bought a copy of Windows since then, and I don't plan on doing it now. Oh, and if it turns on and works, that's certification enough for me. This is a pc based operating system why should they or I care if my hardware is certified? This is microsoft blatantly pushing the customer to use products that are in the company's best interest. Other than that Windows works just great for me and keep up the good work Microsoft (you heartless corporate bastards). :respect: :respect: :respect:
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#14
jocksteeluk
for anyone who didnt think vista certification was a marting ploy this is certainlythe clue you have been looking for, i would love to see the idiotic tests run to certify a monitor for an os
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#15
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: EviLZeD
certified things are usually higherpriced i thikn this is kinda stupid why does a monitor have to be certified jeez

i got a feeling there would be certified keyboards and mice then who know what desks?
LMAO! "this microsoft intellimouse is certified by microsoft!!"
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: WarEagleAU
In my latest Maximum PC magazine, Vista is gonna be limited to transfering to one machine after you put it on an original machine. What sucks is, what quantifies as a new machine? Adding a couple pieces of hardware (new cpu, mobo, hard drive, fan, cooler, vid card, memory, etc) and then uh oh, I used my last transfer. After that, your screwed. Kind of whack if you ask me.

-The Eagle
is this true? you mean transfering shared content??
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#17
Makaveli
Guys does having a Vista certified LCD = A LCD that supports HDCP?
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#18
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Makaveli
Guys does having a Vista certified LCD = A LCD that supports HDCP?
:shadedshu
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#19
AthlonX2
HyperVtXâ„¢
thats a good question...anyone know?
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