AdamR wrote:In order to get the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo, yes, they do. Or rather, third party developers and testers which Microsoft has contracted do this.A_O_C wrote:doesnt microsoft have to certify drivers and applications?
That still doesn't explain the lack of drivers or the fact that very view were even in development in the first place by manufactures. Not being certified for Vista doesn't stop developers from releasing their drivers and applications.
Actually, it does explain it, and not being certified (signed) does stop developers from releasing their drivers for Vista. You see, Windows Vista cannot use a driver that is not digitally signed by Microsoft. That will effectively change alot of freeware (UltraVNC anyone?) to paid software, or they will simply not support Vista. It will also cause alot of hardware (TV tuners anyone?) to cost more money. This is all because now the makers of the drivers HAVE to pay Microsoft to sign their driver.
On Windows XP this was already pretty bad, making the user have to click a prompt to accept a driver.