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  • WINDOWS VISTA Written By: Brett Cobbs
  • VISTA BASICS
    • Windows Vista is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, Tablet PCs, and media center PCs.
    • Before announced to release was known as LongHorn
    • Was released five years later from Windows XP, which was the longest time span between Microsoft windows
  • Added features
    • Updated GUI and visual style
    • Improved searching features
    • New multimedia creation tools
    • Increase level of machine communication between machines on home network using peer-to-peer
    • Version 3.0 of the .NET framework
    • Improved security
  • WINDOWS SHELL
    • Windows Shell
      • New windows shell offering new range of organization, navigation, and search capabilities
      • New startmenu, no longer uses ever-expanding boxes when searching through programs
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
    • Internet Explorer 7
      • New user interface
      • Tabbed browsing
      • RSS
      • Search box
      • Improved printing
      • Page zoom
      • Quick tabs
      • Anti-phishing filter
      • New security protection features
      • Internationalized domain name support (IDN)
      • exploits and malicious software are restricted from writing to any location beyond Temporary Internet Files without explicit user consent
  • BACKUP AND RESTORE CENTER
    • Backup and Restore Center
      • Gives user ability to schedule periodic backups of files, and recoveries of previous backups
      • Backups are incremental which minimizes disk usage
      • Also offers complete backup which backs up the entire hard disk
  • WINDOWS UPDATE
    • Windows Update
      • software and security updates are now done through the control panel instead of a web application
      • Windows defender definitions updated now automatically
      • Automatic updates now add the latest drivers
  • Windows System Assessment Tool
    • Windows System Assessment Tool
      • Used to benchmark system performance
      • Software can retrieve this rating and modify its own behavior at runtime to improve performance
      • This benchmark tests
        • CPU
        • RAM
        • 2-D and 3-D graphics acceleration
        • Graphics memory
        • Hard disk space
  • CORE TECHNOLOGIES
    • Vista includes technologies such as ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive which employ fast flash memory to improve system performance by caching commonly used programs and data
    • Improves battery life on notebook computers, since a hybrid drive can be spun down when not in use
  • CORE TECHNOLOGIES CONT.
    • Another new technology called SuperFetch utilizes machine learning techniques to analyze usage patterns to allow Windows Vista to make intelligent decisions about what content should be present in system memory at any given time
    • Also uses almost all the extra RAM as disk cache
    • Built in windows defragmenter makes sure that those applications are strategically put on the hard disk where they can be loaded into memory quickly
  • REDESIGNED NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
    • IPv6 has be fully included into the OS
    • Number of performance improvements such as TCP window scaling
    • Includes more comprehensive wireless network support
  • GRAPHICS
    • New Windows Display Driver Model and major revision to Direct3D
    • Graphic processing unit is able to render more complex scenes without assistance from the CPU
    • Improved load balancing between CPU and GPU and also optimizes data transfers between them
  • CORE OF OS
    • Many improvements to the
      • Memory manager
      • Process scheduler
      • I/O scheduler
    • Heap Manager implements additional features such as integrity checking
      • Used to improve the robustness and defend against buffer overflow security exploits
    • Kernel Transaction Manager
      • Enables applications to work with the file system and Registry using atomic transaction operations
  • REMOVED FEATURES
    • Windowsmessanger
    • msn explorer
    • Active desktop
    • Newmeeting
    • IPX/SPX Protocol
    • HyperTerminal
  • SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Audio output Audio DVD-ROM Other drives 15 GB HDD Free space 40 GB 20 GB HDD capacity 128 MB RAM supports up to 2,756,000 total pixels 32 MB RAM Graphics memory DirectX 9.0 capable and WDDM 1.0 driver support DirectX 9.0 capable Graphics card 1 GB RAM 1 GHz Memory 1 GHz 800 MHz Processor "Vista Premium Ready" "Vista Capable"
  • WORKS CITED
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_vista#cite_note-28
    • http://www.personal.psu.edu/alw/wvallstaff.pdf
    • http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/default.aspx