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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:33 pm    Post subject: Windows Vista Reply with quote



Windows Vista introduces a breakthrough user experience and is designed to help you feel confident in your ability to view, find, and organize information and to control your computing experience.

The visual sophistication of Windows Vista helps streamline your computing experience by refining common window elements so you can better focus on the content on the screen rather than on how to access it. The desktop experience is more informative, intuitive, and helpful. And new tools bring better clarity to the information on your computer, so you can see what your files contain without opening them, find applications and files instantly, navigate efficiently among open windows, and use wizards and dialog boxes more confidently.


Ease Of Use

When you start using Windows Vista, you will recognize familiar elements such as the Start menu, which is now faster, more streamlined, and more helpful than in previous versions of Windows. The Start menu features integrated desktop search through a new feature called Instant Search which can help you find and launch almost anything on your PC. Just type in a word, a name, or a phrase, and Instant Search can find the right file for you. But more than that, the new start menu makes it very easy for you to navigate across all of the installed applications on your PC. Eliminating the slow performing, cascading "All Programs" view, the new start menu can help you get something started more quickly than ever.




Explorers

The new Explorers are powerful yet easy-to-use tools for working with files consistently across Windows Vista. Explorers give you more information and control while simplifying how you work with your files. The experience is easy and consistent, whether you're browsing photos or documents or even using the new Control Panel.[/b]



Key elements of the Explorers in Windows Vista are designed to help you get to the information you need, when you need it. Instant Search is always available to help you find files instantly. The navigation pane contains the new Search Folders found in Windows Vista, as well as traditional folders that you have created on your computer. Command Bars display only the tasks that are most appropriate for the files being displayed. With new Live Icons (scalable thumbnails) used throughout Windows Vista, you can see the first page of documents, the actual image of a photo, or the album art for individual songs in your music collection, making it easier to find exactly what you are looking for.




Windows Areo

Windows Vista is the first Windows operating system that has a user experience that can gracefully scale to the hardware capabilities of the computer it is installed on. All computers that meet minimal hardware requirements will see the Windows Vista Basic user experience, which provides the benefits of the refined interface features already mentioned.



Windows Aero is an environment with an additional level of visual sophistication, one that is even more responsive and manageable, providing a further level of clarity and confidence to Windows users.


Live Taskbar Thumbnails

Resting the mouse pointer over a taskbar item displays a live thumbnail of the window, showing the content of that window. The live thumbnail is displayed whether the window is minimized or not, and whether the content of the window is a document, photo, or even a running video or process.






Windows Flip And Windows Flip 3D

Windows Vista provides two entirely new features to manage windows: Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D. Flip allows you to flip through open windows (by using Alt+Tab), providing a live thumbnail of each window, rather than just a generic icon and file name. Live thumbnails make it easier to quickly identify the window you want, particularly when multiple windows of the same kind are open. With Flip 3D, you can use the scroll wheel on your mouse to flip through open windows in a stack, and quickly locate and select the one you want to work with.





(The Above information was taken from Micosoft's site)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do some of those features remind me of Mac OS X?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because as usual MS copies mac OS but doesn't do as good a job as whats already there.

Here is an interesting article on the bad parts of vista I read the other day.
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9000829


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, Basically they're juicing up the "Security" (lol) on windows XP, but in the end it just makes it more inconvienient for an experienced user-- not to mention harder to pirate software.

COVERT BACK TO WINDOWS '98 WHILE YOU CAN. MICROSOFT WATCHES UR BITTORRENT.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No they don't. You can't belive what you read on 4chan. Sorry.

They're could be many disatvanages to windows vista. ya, You still have to use Dosbox. Sure. Perhaps some programs might not work right. indeed.

Just, Please... Keep an Open mind about it. you know, The Vista Team Wanted to use something new. Not NT, Or DOS. Bus alas, They HAD to use the XP codebase. Compatiblity was a MUST with windows Vista. And I'm use the Bittorrent Community will find ways to work around that, Sam.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You thought I was serious? I don't know whether to feel honored, pity for you, or amused. :S

Nobody's going to bother upgrading until 10 or so years pass and they cut off support for XP users. They're just giving it a visual re-vamp (Which looks almost exactly like OSX) and adding an AWSM NEW SHINY LOGO.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Logos not Chageing. Question anyhoo, It's more then that really. It will be a better os for Gamers. The New DirectX API can only run with Vista's WDDM Drivers. It will also be better for "Utra-mobile PCs", With More Touch Screen Suport. And The new Areo Interface Draws the windows off the screen, Then applies them onto a texture. I've seen videos of Vista in action. And it's not like OS X in terms of Window Effects. OS X uses a Genie effect when you minimize windows. Vista Fades them into nothing as the Float away towards the Taskbar. As for the Taskbar and Windows, Mac OS X uses A more bushed metel look. And Vista is Going for Glass.

I love them both. And I will confess, Vista is starting to catch up to OS X. I'm still looking foreward to vista no matter what you say.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

confusing nvm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe... Vista is allready out in Bulgaria, pirated though. But here torrents and pirates are tolerated so YOU GUYS ARE OWNT!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take back everything I said before, I'm a loyal Mac user now. So it's all fair.

Mac OS X is alot better then Windows Vista, Though, I really like Aero.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I have a Vista. I'm typing on it right now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vista got more bugs than XP. It's just another Microsh*t. And it uses up too much Virtual Memory and RAM.


So if you have Vista remove it and go back to your old way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vista won't be truely ready for production use for at least 2-3 years.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...and now we jump to early 2010...and the "Horrors that Vista Left Behind"...

I'm on Win7...I never used Vista, but after suffering the dilemma with old ME...I'm just taking it day by day...
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