Vista’s EULA Restricts Benchmarking

Street Tech’s Jay Towsend sent this to me a couple of days ago, but I’m just now getting around to posting it. And it’s a goodie:

According to an article on the Australian PC World site, the EULA for Microsoft’s Windows Vista OS puts restrictions on how benchmarks of certain components of the OS can be published including measurements used to compare rival products by saying that to do so, they must comply with conditions found at a Microsoft Web site. The piece further says (and this is the best part):

“Several attempts to reach that Web site to see what those conditions are for benchmarking were unsuccessful on Tuesday, as the page for unknown reasons could not be displayed in Internet Explorer 7.”


Here’s a link to the full story (via ComputerWorld).