Introduction to Windows Vista

Windows Vista is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It was made introduced to the public in January of 2007.  For some people who were running the previous operating system, Windows XP, Vista was a pleasant surprise, others were not so impressed with the fancy new look as they were put out by the pesky security features and  how long it took to load.

Listed below are some of the new features that Windows Vista introduced:

  • A plethora of background wallpaper choices, along with the Areo glass appearance.
  • The ability to find files and folders became faster and easier.
  • Greater security for your data, that feature, however, came with what seemed “over protective” and worrisome pop-ups asking for permission before opening programs or changing settings.
  • New Parental Controls with Vista – The Parental Controls actually allowed you to manage and monitor your children’s PC use.
  • The improved Photo Gallery added the ability to edit and organize photos, along with creating slide shows.
  • Windows Defender came standard equipment and provided and some defence against spyware and other malicious software (malware).
  • The new Snipping Tool allows you to capture a picture of a portion of your computer screen and save it as you would any other picture. This is a very handy tool for students, researchers and web page developers.{jcomments on}