Welcome to Vista-nation

November 10, 2006 at 9:19 pm (Personal, Technology)

Windows Vista Ultimate

Few lines from CNET:

On Wednesday, November 8, 2006, Microsoft released its new operating system, Windows Vista, to hardware manufacturers, marking the end of the development phase and the beginning of the distribution phase. For more than a year, we have seen various builds, most of them private but some public, with ever-increasing build numbers

Longtime Windows users will appreciate the built-in file metatag and desktop search capabilities within Windows Vista. For instance, within the Start menu there’s no need to use All Programs; instead, simply type the name of the app you’re looking for, and a shortcut will appear as a search result.

The new Aero graphics engine within Windows Vista is dynamic, so file icons not only show you the contents of the file but also scale to the size of the page. And now you can view thumbnails of any open task across the bottom of the screen. These, too, are dynamic; you could, for example, monitor the progress of a sporting event just by passing your mouse over the open application.

All editions of Windows Vista will include Windows Sidebar, Windows Media Player 11, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker, Windows Firewall, Windows Defender antispyware, Parental Controls, Internet Explorer 7, Windows Mail, Windows Calendar, Games Explorer, and several other features. For a full list of the programs in a certain edition, see the Microsoft site.

Overall, we find this Windows Vista RTM build very stable and feature rich, and we look forward to reviewing the final release on January 30, 2007

I know for a fact that not everything in the video is actually shipped in the RTM, but the video is certainly worth the watching. I get goose bumps every time I watch it :)

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3 Comments

  1. g.arun said,

    the UI looks like with “an apple touch”. but cool, lets see!

  2. alpinepath said,

    Hey! Isn’t the GUI resembling the Apple MAC a lot? A good post and an even better video :) I’m waiting to c the product too.

  3. arun said,

    even the hair on ur head would stand if you visit the
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard

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