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Tech Tip
by Brad Appleby
Appleby Arts

Microsoft Windows Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista is the newest personal computer operating system and is intended to replace Windows XP some time in 2007.

According to the Microsoft web site, Vista should:

  • Be more secure.
  • Be more flexible for searching and organizing files.
  • Offer more convenient access to available gadgets.
  • Boost the productivity of your computer.
  • Offer more reliable back up.
  • Offer better speech recognition.

Whether these features will perform as intended has yet to be seen. Since I haven’t used the software yet, I can’t comment on the features now. In the future, I will update you as to my take on how these new features actually work.

There are five different versions of Vista that will be released in 2007. Here is a list of the versions, and Microsoft’s take on what each version should accomplish:

Windows Vista Business - Helps you lower your PC management costs, improve your security, enhance your productivity, and help you stay better connected.
Windows Vista Enterprise - Designed to meet the needs of large global organizations with highly complex IT infrastructures. Should lower your IT costs while providing additional layers of protection for your sensitive data.
Windows Vista Home Premium - Whether you choose to use your PC to write e-mail and surf the Internet, for home entertainment, or to track your household expenses, Home Premium delivers a more complete and satisfying computing experience.
Windows Vista Ultimate - If you want all of the best business features, all of the best mobility features, and all of the best home entertainment features that Windows Vista has to offer, Ultimate is the solution for you.
Windows Vista Home Basic - Designed to deliver improved reliability, security, and usability to home PC users who just want to do the basics with their PCs.

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