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  Microsoft Windows Vista: Windows Vista Download, Windows Vista Upgrade and Windows Vista Review - CNET.com
Microsoft has released Windows Vista to consumers, but your decision about whether to upgrade is not a simple yes or no; you have four flavors of Vista to choose among: Windows Vista Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Ultimate.
While Windows Vista does make a backup of your previous operating system before installing, it is always recommended that you backup your current Windows XP system yourself, just in case.
Windows Vista Business is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, which we see in our video review.
www.cnet.com /4520-13111_1-6687520-1.html   (2557 words)

  
  Windows Vista - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Windows Vista is a state-of-art, next-generation operating system developed by Microsoft Corporation, the leading — or, indeed, only — supplier of operating systems for the PC.
The occasional criticism of the Windows Content Protection system on the grounds that it "disrespects users" has no merit; this feature is designed to help users, not disrespect them, by guiding them within the limits of copyright law and teaching them to distinguish right from wrong.
Windows Vista's alleged problems with hardware are non-existent; the worst a customer can experience are problems with drivers, mostly caused by the potentially viral drivers disabled by the Vista security system.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Windows_Vista   (1060 words)

  
  Windows Vista - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Windows Vista is currently in beta testing; Microsoft has stated the scheduled release dates for Windows Vista are currently November 2006 for business editions, and January 2007 for consumer editions.
Windows Vista was deemed feature-complete with the release of build 5308 CTP, released on February 22, 2006, and much of the remainder of work between that build and the final release of the product has focused on stability, performance, application and driver compatibility, and documentation.
Windows Vista Beta 2 was released to testers on May 23, 2006 and to the general public on June 7, 2006 through Microsoft's Customer Preview Program.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Windows_vista   (7206 words)

  
 Windows Vista Developer Center
Windows Vista is the next generation of the Microsoft Windows operating system, which hosts both managed and native applications on a productive, secure, and reliable platform.
When investigating application compatibility issues on Windows Vista, a significant percentage of the failures that I debug are not failures with the platform itself, but rather applications that would have failed as a standard user on Windows XP or earli more
My team, the Windows Application Experience SWAT Team, delivers a two-day training course on the primary compatibility issues we have seen when migrating to Windows Vista, as well as how to use the tools available to manage the process and perform the tes more
msdn.microsoft.com /windowsvista   (1359 words)

  
 NVIDIA - Windows Vista PC Solutions
These NVIDA Windows Vista drivers are under development.
For those of users that are using Windows Vista and experiencing any problems, NVIDIA has set up the Vista Quality Assurance website to provide access to Beta drivers, updated information and a bug reporting tool for end users to submit their experiences to NVIDIA.
Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
www.nvidia.com /page/technology_vista_home.html   (530 words)

  
 Vista Office - Tracking Windows Vista and Office 2007
And, since Windows Vista launched, we have continued working with partners to improve overall device coverage and application compatibility.
Syntagma Digital has had Windows Vista for more than a month on brand new kit intended to replace our XP boxes here in the office.
I’ve had Windows Vista for a month now on brand new computers intended to replace our XP boxes, which are still running alongside the new Vista machines.
www.vistaofficewatch.com   (2335 words)

  
 Windows Vista Security
Windows Vista holds up well in this comparison, showing a significantly improved vulnerability profile over its first 180 days of availability compared to Windows XP and the other operating systems that were examined.
New in Windows Vista, you have the option to choose between having Security Center alert you when there’s a problem, not alert you (but display the red shield icon), or not alert you and not show the shield icon in the system tray.
What makes it better in Windows Vista RC1 is that you can now display a custom error message to the user explaining why their device will not install, so they don't have to call the help desk.
blogs.msdn.com /windowsvistasecurity   (6245 words)

  
 Windows Vista User Guide: Screenshots, Preview, Help, Aero, Sidebar, Microsoft, XP, Server, Linux, Mac
Details on pricing and feature comparisons can also be found as well as methods of upgrading your current pc running Windows XP to Windows Vista will be detailed in easy to follow steps and plenty of screenshots to explain the exact procedures on how to upgrade.
Windows Vista Business also offers powerful new ways to organize, find, and share information while staying better connected whether you are in the office or on the road.
It is easy to set up, it helps you use your PC more securely and reliably, and like all of the editions of Windows Vista, it is compatible with the widest range of software, devices, and services that you use and trust.
www.windowsvistauserguide.com   (1079 words)

  
 Windows Marketplace: Windows Vista: Watch & Learn
Windows Vista makes it a snap to edit, organize, and share your memories.
See how powerful tools in Windows Vista Business help to save you time and give you the peace of mind that your data is protected.
See how Windows Vista helps you get more done and manage your work and life.
www.windowsmarketplace.com /content.aspx?ctId=301   (161 words)

  
 BetaNews | Longhorn Gets a Name: Windows Vista
Windows Vista needs to improve its security features so that you do not depend on Antispyware or Antivirus software on it.....
Microsoft developers for Windows Vista now are postponing the release of Windows Vista or Longhorn to next year end....
Windows XP is for is okay but I still feel that Microsoft can do better...
www.betanews.com /article/Longhorn_Gets_a_Name_Windows_Vista/1122002477   (7458 words)

  
 Vista - Gizmodo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After weeks of leaks, Microsoft's confirmed that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will be available some time in Q1 of 2008.
CRN is calling it Vista 0.5, since a true SP is rumored to be over a year away.
There are certain members of the Windows coding community that just can't seem to let go of the fact that Windows Vista isn't quite the Windows Longhorn OS that Microsoft demoed to them back in 2004.
www.gizmodo.com /gadgets/vista   (1587 words)

  
 Windows Vista Team Blog : Announcing New Packaging for Windows Vista and 2007 Office System
The Windows Vista team has posted on their blog pictures of the new Windows Vista and Office 2007 packaging.
The question I have is if I install 32bit Windows Vista on a system with a 64bit cpu, and then a year from now install 64bit Windows vista on the same system with a 64bit cpu....
Hey GCRaya: we checked with the agency that we worked with to be sure that they were OK with us divulging their name, and they were thrilled by the idea: Hornall Anderson, located at http://hadw.com/.
windowsvistablog.com /blogs/windowsvista/archive/2006/10/30/announcing-new-packaging-for-windows-vista-and-2007-office-system.aspx   (3176 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate FULL VERSION [DVD]: Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The most comprehensive edition of Windows Vista, Vista Ultimate (DVD-ROM) is the first operating system that combines all of the advanced infrastructure features of a business-focused operating system, all of the management and efficiency features of a mobility-focused operating system, and all of the digital entertainment features of a consumer-focused operating system.
Vista Ultimate also includes Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption that provides improved levels of protection against theft for your important business data whether you are at home, on the road, or in the office.
Windows Media Center in Windows Vista includes enhancements for expanded support of digital and high-definition cable TV, an improved menu system, and the ability to create a consumer-electronics-quality living-room experience, as well as new options for multi-room access to your entertainment through Media Center Extenders, including Xbox 360.
www.amazon.com /Microsoft-Windows-Vista-Ultimate-VERSION/dp/B000HCTYTE   (4829 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Windows Vista
Windows Vista HP dv2000t with Intel Centrino Dual Mobile Technology.
Windows Vista: No big wow, but more security, cool additions
Vista Windows Stay updated with our free news, tips and expert advice.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Windows+Vista   (220 words)

  
 ActiveWin.com: Introducing Windows Vista   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The official new name for the Longhorn operating system is Microsoft Windows Vista, according to our insider sources.
Microsoft Windows Vista is a major upgrade to the Windows operating system and is both an evolutionary and revolutionary step forward in the progression of the Windows platform.
The Windows NT kernel has been further enhanced to achieve greater levels of security, reliability, and performance.
www.activewin.com /articles/2005/WindowsVista.shtml   (179 words)

  
 FAQ: Getting a handle on Windows Vista | Tech News on ZDNet
Some machines are billed as "Windows Vista Capable." A PC with that logo will be able to run Vista, but that sticker does not guarantee the computer will have enough graphics horsepower and other components needed to run all of the operating system's new features.
Among the key features of Vista as it currently stands are: security enhancements, a new searching mechanism, lots of new laptop features, parental controls and better home networking.
Windows Vista Enterprise is available only to large businesses through volume licensing, with prices varying based on the number of licenses.
news.zdnet.com /2100-3513_22-5672671.html   (1209 words)

  
 A tour of Windows Vista Beta 2: Page 1
Windows Vista, Microsoft's newest OS and arguably its largest project ever has finally hit Beta 2.
Windows Vista is the latest and most complex operating system to emerge from Microsoft's Redmond, WA campus.
Vista's hardware requirements have been known for awhile, and apply to this beta.
www.arstechnica.com /reviews/os/vistab2.ars   (498 words)

  
 Windows Vista: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's next OS - CNET.com
CNET has rounded up everything you need to know about Windows Vista: what's new, what it means for your system, impact on gaming and graphics, upgrades to other software, and security improvements.
Blog: Vista's release might be more than six months away, but now you can plan for upgrades or configure a new PC with Windows Vista in mind.
Fresh on the heels of a delay in broad availability of Windows Vista, Microsoft confirmed late Thursday that it is also pushing the mainstream launch of Office 2007 to next year.
reviews.cnet.com /4520-3672_7-6526685-1.html   (1618 words)

  
 Windows Vista
The general consensus regarding Windows Vista is that you are going to have to buy a new computer in order to run it.
If you have ever worked as a consultant or even just helped out a friend with a computer problem, then you have probably been in a situation in which you sat down at an unfamiliar workstation and had to get an idea of how the system was configured prior to working on the problem.
In Windows Vista though, Microsoft has made it a lot easier to quickly gather information about how a workstation is connected to a network through a new component called the Network Center.
www.windowsnetworking.com /articles_tutorials/Windows_Vista   (572 words)

  
 [Update] Vista Licenses Limit OS Transfers - Software Technology News by TechWeb
Oct 13, 11:00 am: The initial version of this story erroneously mischaracterized the way Microsoft's Vista license applies to user of the OS in a virtual machine, stating that there was a blanket ban in effect.
Microsoft has released licenses for the Windows Vista operating system that dramatically differ from those for Windows XP in that they limit the number of times that retail editions can be transferred to another device.
Under the new program, a copy of Vista that's judged to be in violation of its license, or is counterfeit, is disabled after a set period, leaving the user access only to the default Web browser, and then only for an hour at a time.
www.techweb.com /wire/software/193300234   (882 words)

  
 Microsoft Windows Vista | IT Business Edge
Windows Vista is the most recent release of the Windows operating system, produced by Microsoft Corporation and released on January 30, 2007.
According to Microsoft, IT departments will find Windows Vista upgrades easier to deploy and less expensive to maintain than earlier versions of Microsoft Windows.
Windows Vista will also offer an enhanced graphical user interface, improved reliability and fortified security features.
www.itbusinessedge.com /t/Operating-Systems/Windows-Vista   (494 words)

  
 Products and Licenses
The final version of Windows Vista is now available to MSDN Subscribers (Operating System level or higher) soon.
Visit MSDN Subscriptions to download Windows Vista as soon as it's available.
With the exception of Windows Vista (which by default includes the.NET Framework 3.0), all operating systems require you to install the.NET Framework 3.0 in order to run and develop managed applications.
msdn2.microsoft.com /en-us/windowsvista/aa904955.aspx   (349 words)

  
 Windows Vista Encyclopedia Article @ InternetNavigator.com (Internet Navigator)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We showed you the leaked Vista prices yesterday, but today we have actual pre-ordering for you courtesy of Amazon.
The new Kernel Transaction Manager enables atomic transaction operations across different types of objects, most significantly file system (Transactional NTFS) and Registry operations.
Also, Internet Explorer will operate in a "protected mode" sandbox which operates with lower permissions than the user, preventing it from accessing or modifying anything besides the Temporary Internet Files directory.
www.internetnavigator.com /encyclopedia/Windows_Vista   (5567 words)

  
 Windows Vista Team Blog
I used to work for a local ISP a few years ago and managed their Windows Server boxes...
At DigitalLife this year, the Certified for Windows Vista program celebrates its 1 year anniversary.
The symptom is that some Windows XP customers are unable to install...
www.windowsvistablog.com   (349 words)

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