I am not trying to convince you that new Windows
features in Windows Vista
are essential to your personal or business survival. Perhaps they are;
they are not. Security, however, is a critical issue for many of us.
the new features of Windows Vista below and decide for yourself how
need them in the near future.
None of the new features of Windows Vista are essential for Windows XP
whose machines are functioning securely, but the most important reason
Windows users to upgrade to Windows Vista is SECURITY. Vista
comes with Microsoft defender antispyware to protect you from harmful
Microsoft Firewall to prevent unwanted intrusions, and high-end
It also fully supports Internet Explorer 7, which has an anti-pfishing
and antispoofing technology.
Setup, Maintenance and Reliability
will provide a higher level of
stability and reliability than any previous Windows operating system,
will save time previously lost to computer crashes and troubleshooting.
the features which will aid you in your computer use include: improved
technology, ability to store images of your windows configurations to
to new pcs and aid in upgrading software and hardware, improved
self-diagnostics troubleshooting, and user account control which
who do not have administrative privileges to do such basic tasks as
Management and Web Site Control
Although not necessary to those functioning
happily with Windows XP
file management and searching capabilities, Vista will have improved
and file organization features, as well as parental controls (in the
editions, not the business editions).
Windows AERO, a new graphics interface
(which functions best if you buy
the home premium version) provides a sophisticated interface which is
read and navigate than in previous versions of Windows, and allows for
of high end graphics and video. An added plus is improvements in the
quality and readability of fonts.
Business and Media Features
Additional features may not be as important to you, but may have
benefits to business users and high-end media buffs:
Features (Business and Ultimate editions)
A new home network
peer-to-peer technology will make it
easier to transfer and share files between computers. Windows Meeting
new features for online conferencing and sharing both one’s
specific files with colleagues.
Photo and Media Features
If you are a
user, you will enjoy the photo gallery software which will enable you to edit and display photos.
If you are a media
buff, you will pleased to have an integrated Windows DVD
Maker and Video Maker.
Plus Vista (with adequate hardware)
will excel in its
ability to display small-screen and full-screen video, and will easily
to display and update RS feeds.
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