Posts Tagged ‘WindowsVista’

Vista Audio

 Vista Audio

Check this out. In Windows Vista you can manage the audio settings for each active application individually. Pretty cool. Still having problems getting Firefox to run – can’t seem to get it installed properly – notice the "Firefox won’t run suddenly …" application ; )

Vista Upgrade Advisor

Windows Vista

Want to see how your machine (PC) will "make friends" with Windows Vista? Download and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor. One of my work machines is Aero capable, I’m hoping at least one of my home machines is.

Vista: Windows Flip and Flip 3D

Vista Flip

Windows Vista is going to sport a bunch of cool new "User Experience" enhancements and I’m looking forward to the improvements. Flip is just one of the enhancements that I’m excited about. Flip makes it a lot easier to "flip" through your open windows using the Alt+Tab feature. If you use Alt+Tab to jump between your open windows you’ll be familiar with the frustration that comes with passing by your window selection – forcing the annoying 2nd pass. Flip makes it a lot easier to identify the window you want to flip to by actually showing you thumbnails of the open windows. Read about more Windows Vista U.I. enhancements.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista
The next version of the Windows Operating System, code-named “Longhorn,” was “officially” dubbed Windows Vista today. Watch the “Longhorn” naming announcement video.
Microsoft is trying to keep the Windows Vista hype to a mininum – some analysts think this is an effort to protect the Windows XP revenue stream by not diverting focus from XP to an OS that won’t be available until late in 2006. Good idea.
I came across a sharp list of performance promises for Windows Vista that I think represents some of the best marketing I’ve seen in regards to the future OS. Why? It’s benefit oriented and I can immediately see the impact it will have on my Windows computing experience.
Peroformance Promises:

  • launch applications 15 percent faster than Windows XP does
  • boot PCs 50 percent faster than they boot currently and will allow PCs to resume from standby in two seconds
  • allow users to patch systems with 50 percent fewer reboots required
  • reduce the number of system images required by 50 percent
  • enable companies to migrate users 75 percent faster than they can with existing versions of Windows.

Additional Resources:
ZDNet – Good article related to the announcement

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