16 Reasons Why Should You Select Windows Vista
Many of my visitors were continuously asking me, why
should we select Windows Vista as future opearting system.
Let me answer this through this article. Here are the
16 reasons why should you select windows Vista.
You may think that, why one should search for newer
things. It is the nature of human being, which encourages
him to find out new things in his life span. As the
thinking capacity grows man invents new things. You
may wonder, that, is this article is about psychology.
But, if you think so, then the answer is absolutely
NO. It is the human who invented the computers, which
was very bulky in initial phase. The initial computers
were so big that it was occupying an entire room. Today
we enjoy relatively small computer. Let us thank the
researchers and experts for giving us this wonderful
small machine. Similarly, Operating System development,
which is an integral part of computer development, has
undergone many revolutionary changes. Such a change
was incorporated in the next versions, as one cannot
apply such changes to the older operating systems, which
is in use. So, companies started delivering the changes
in newer version of operating systems. As a result,
we see today, different names for entire different version
of operating systems. A smaller change could be released
as a patch to the System software, which is already
Why Windows Vista is better than Windows XP
Let us think in the above direction for the reasons
why one should upgrade to Windows Vista, when one is
making use of Windows XP. We can straight away answer
this question by saying Windows Vista is better than
Windows XP! But, that will not sufficiently help one
to find out how it is better and what the features that
it contains are. Windows Vista is new Windows Family
of Operating System softwares which manage the computers
resources, which is yet to be released by Microsoft.
It is still under development stages, and already released
to testers as a beta version, which means it is a test
version. The full version is expected to be released,
may be during the later part of 2006. Let us now see
why we need to upgrade to windows Vista. There are 16
most significant reasons for upgrade.
New improved search function
1. The start button in Windows Vista does not include
the word Start. Instead of it, a windows logo got displayed.
The start menu has been revamped. The Start search option
enable one to launch a program directly if found. It
can be used for normal searching also, which searches
for words in files, folders etc. One can enjoy this
new feature very much.
Great 3D graphics
2. New Amazing Graphics: With Windows
Vista, Microsoft has surpassed MAC OS in terms of graphics.
It is for the first time, Microsoft offers a great deal
of high graphics features including 3D effects. This
will help to boost programs meant for 3D games and is
code named Avalon. There is one more new feature called
Aero which gives 3D renderation to the open Windows.
3. Live Taskbar thumbnails: enable
one to view a small view of the applications that are
on the task bar. The application program may be internet
explorer which is showing the contents of a web page.
The ALT + TAB key switcher window shows live thumbnails,
instead of application program icons.
4. Improved Search make use of Indexing services, which
makes searching faster than ever before.
Internet Explorer 7 (IE 7) with additinal security
5. Security: As far as security is
concerned, the older versions of Windows, had lot of
security problems. It is the hackers who invade the
system, sitting miles away from the system, and take
the data that they need, such as personal information,
banking details, that one might have stored in the computer.
The default browser Internet Explorer has been upgraded
to 7.0. It contains lot of security features like, Protected
Mode Browsing, Antiphishing, Outbound and Inbound firewall,
Standard user account functionality, User Account Control,
Windows Defender, and Parental Controls.
Faster startup & fast shut down
6. Faster startup, new sleep mode, fast shut
down: Vista has got fast startup and shutdown
processes which completes within 5 to 10 seconds. The
new Sleep mode introduced here combines the features
of Stand By mode with that of Hibernate mode. When Vista
enters into sleep mode, it writes the contents of the
memory into the hard disk. It waits for a period of
time, before progressing on to shutdown with hibernation.
In vista, Hibernate mode will be called as Hybrid Sleep.
7. Super Fetch: This is a new memory
management technology, which pre-loads the most frequently
used programs into memory, there by speeding up the
program loading process. It is an entire new feature,
which may not come to highlights on an average system.
Ready Boost to improve the speed of the PC
8. Ready Boost: We can now use Ready
Boost to improve the speed of the PC. Windows still
today, normally made use of Virtual memory concept through
the use of swap files for getting additional memory.
The swap files are stored in relative slower hard disk,
which has affected the overall performance of the windows
system. With rates of USB memory stick sliding down,
Microsoft decided to give Ready Boost option to make
use of USB memory sticks instead of Hard disk. The data
stored on the memory stick will be encrypted by the
windows, so, that any personal information loaded will
not be disclosed. This feature is combined with Super
Fetch to give high memory related performances.
9. Hybrid Hard Drive Support: The
Hybrid drives combine the features of flash memory with
conventional hard drive to boost the overall performance
of PC. The Hybrid drives can save the amount of battery
life saving temporarily in to the buffer of flash memory,
and at that time the motor inside hard disk drive remain
10. Better Power Management control:
Windows Vista's power management control features are
expanded and are nicely organized. One gets a new look
at the settings. The new device manufacturers may be
able to add their own settings to the existing one.
Better wireless Networking
11. Networking: In the field of wireless
networking one will see much more changes in the final
release of Windows Vista. Now, one can save the wireless
connection settings and also one can name it. One can
try to reconnect using these settings.
Windows Photo Gallery
12. Windows Photo Gallery: Lot of
features will be included in this photo gallery. One
can view the thumbnail preview of the image files. One
can scale the image. There is a set of excellent features
for importing, previewing, sorting, distributing, and
even perform basic modifications to the images and even
videos which one selects.
13. Vista makes renaming easier, by smartly selecting
first part of filename by default. This means that only
filename will be selected up to the dot, treating that
rest of the filename after dot is extension.
14. Microsoft has done away with word My for folders
that are named as My Documents, My Pictures. Instead
of that, the folders are simply called Documents, Pictures
Windows Vista with Media Player 11
15. Windows Vista now comes with Media Player 11 Series.
Bundled with lot many features, it comes with more advanced,
quicker searching capability which searches the installed
media files in the system as well as in the network.
One can burn DVDs using Media Player 11.
Side bar with calendar & clock
16. Windows Vista includes a Side bar, which includes
a calendar showing current date and an analog clock
showing current time. It includes XML based gadgets,
which offer useful functionality.
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