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Windows Vista

  1. 1. By Nasir Ahmad [email_address]
  2. 2. Which comes first! Hardware or Software?
  3. 3. Introduction A latest operating system by Microsoft to utilize the maximum processing speed and storage capacity of an advanced PC.
  4. 4. Some Facts about Vista <ul><li>Vista released in Jan 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>XP release in Oct 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Vista released after 5 years of XP </li></ul><ul><li>Vista development started before release of XP </li></ul><ul><li>Longhorn: before July 2005 Vista was Longhorn </li></ul><ul><li>Increase security </li></ul>
  5. 5. Purpose <ul><li>Improve the state of security in the Windows operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Increase level of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum utilization of a system resources </li></ul>
  6. 6. Windows Vista Flavors <ul><li>Windows Vista Starter </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista Home Basic </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista Home Premium </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista Business </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista Ultimate </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista Enterprise </li></ul>
  7. 7. Windows Vista Starter Mainly to offer a legal alternative to using unauthorized copies. This edition sells only in &quot;emerging markets&quot; such as Mexico, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Thailand, People's Republic of China, Indonesia and the Philippines
  8. 8. Windows Vista Home Basic 199.95$ Home Basic targets budget-conscious users not requiring advanced media support for home use.
  9. 9. Windows Vista Home Premium 259.95$ This edition also supports additional features aimed for the home market segment, such as support for HDTV and DVD-authoring.
  10. 10. Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Business Edition targets the business-market. 299.95$
  11. 11. Windows Vista Ultimate Windows Vista Ultimate combines all the features of the Home Premium and Enterprise editions, plus the &quot;Ultimate Extras&quot; and stronger encryption 319.95$
  12. 12. Windows Vista Enterprise This edition targets the enterprise segment of the market: it comprises a superset of the Vista Business edition. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application-support.
  13. 13. Some End Users Features <ul><li>Updated GUI & Visual Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Aero </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Searching Features </li></ul><ul><li>New Way of Digital Entertainment (DVD Creator, Media Center, Media Player 11 etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Redesigned printing, audio, networking and display </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some End Users Features <ul><li>Parental Control </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Meeting Space </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Mail </li></ul><ul><li>IE 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Recognition (Accessibility) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Some Advanced Features <ul><li>Backup and Restore Center (Ghost) </li></ul><ul><li>Shadow Copy automatically </li></ul><ul><li>BitLocker Drive Encryption </li></ul><ul><li>.Net framework Version 3 for developers </li></ul>
  16. 16. System Requirements <ul><li>Vista Capable </li></ul><ul><li>Vista Premium Ready </li></ul>
  17. 17. Vista Capable <ul><li>A Vista Capable or equivalent PC is capable of running all editions of Windows Vista although some of the special features and high-end graphics options may require additional or more advanced hardware. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Vista Premium Ready <ul><li>A Vista Premium Ready PC can take advantage of Vista's high-end features. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Vista Capable <ul><li>Processor: 800MHz </li></ul><ul><li>RAM: 512MB </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics card: DirectX 9.0 capable </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics memory: 32 MB RAM </li></ul><ul><li>HDD capacity: 20 GB </li></ul><ul><li>HDD free space: 15 GB </li></ul><ul><li>Other drives: DVD-ROM </li></ul><ul><li>Audio: Audio output </li></ul>
  20. 20. Vista Premium Ready <ul><li>Processor: 1GHz </li></ul><ul><li>RAM: 1GB </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics card: DirectX 9.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics memory: 128 MB RAM or 512 MB for greater resolutions </li></ul><ul><li>HDD capacity: 40 GB </li></ul><ul><li>HDD free space: 15 GB </li></ul><ul><li>Other drives: DVD-ROM </li></ul><ul><li>Audio: Audio output </li></ul>
  21. 21. Upcoming <ul><li>Service Pack 1 released in Jan 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Service Pack 2 in testing phase </li></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion (Vista adoption lower than XP) Biggest tech disappointment of 2007 <ul><li>Windows Vista had cost 6 billion dollars to develop </li></ul><ul><li>High system requirements </li></ul><ul><li>More restrictive licensing terms </li></ul><ul><li>New DRM (Digital Rights Management) technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of compatibility with certain pre-Vista hardware and software </li></ul>
  23. 23. User Satisfaction Rate 1 st Quarter 2008
  24. 25. Questions Please don’t ask any question. Visit: To find out answers of your questions. Thanks