The latest operating system to be released by the Microsoft Corporation in their Windows line is Windows Vista. This new operating system has been hailed as the next great wave of operating systems with new, improved features and a user interface like no other. What can you expect to see new in Windows Vista?
Most significant in Windows Vista is the way it looks. It has brighter colors, more graphics, and capabilities for keeping multiple windows open on the same screen. Think of it as a computer version of picture in picture. This is referred to as Windows Aero and is a completely new graphical user interface.
Here are some other highlights you can find with Windows Vista:
* Basic file backup and restore.
* Improved DVD support with the ability to easily create custom DVD movies.
* Easy transfer, a feature that allows you to easily transfer files from an older computer to the new computer.
* File encryption.
* Instant search available through all Explorer windows.
* Support for DirectX 10.
* Self-healing, the ability to automatically detect and correct problems that may be encountered on the computer.
* Shadow copy, a feature that allows you to recover deleted files.
* Improved photo gallery and control of photographs.
* Windows Sidebar and gadgets that allows you to add an almost endless list of different gadgets.
* More parental control.
* Improved Windows Calendar, with the ability to set tasks and appointments.
As was the case with other releases of Windows, the new Windows Vista is not without its critics. The biggest complaint among users of this operating system is that its system requirements are so high that you need a very large memory just to install the software. It takes up so much room on the hard driver, the computer runs slower.
Even though Windows Vista is flashier and looks prettier, many people have trouble adapting to the new features. It’s sometimes difficult to change over to something you’re not used to. With everything that’s new in Windows Vista, it can be overwhelming, but this is where you take it slow and explore your new operating system.
Most of the problems and bugs in Windows Vista simply require a workaround or a change in the way you use it. Overall, Windows Vista has been hailed as a great new product ushering in a new era in computer technology. The choice has to be up to you whether or not you want to upgrade, but if you do, we’re relatively sure you’re in for a wonderful experience.
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