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Monday, January 22, 2007

Windows Vista vs. Windows XP

With the new Windows Vista starting to make its way into homes and business here is some information on the Vista features to help you decide if Vista is worth the upgrade.

Added Security
Parental Control: There are a number of software applications available nowadays that allow parents to keep a tab on their kids Internet activity.

User Account Control (UAC)
UAC is a new security feature that allows users to operate Windows Vista more as a standard user than as a true administrator, where one has complete access to everything.

Windows Firewall
Vista features two different firewalls: the standard firewall that was available in Windows XP and Windows Firewall with advanced features.

Windows Defender
Windows Defender is the built in spyware blocker bundled in Windows Vista.

Windows Aero
Aero is enabled for use if the system contains a high graphics card that can support DirectX 9.0 and higher. This feature enables one to view the open windows as 3D windows.

Windows Search
One of the most helpful new features in Windows Vista, is the new, vastly improved search for files or applications from almost anywhere.

Live Icons
When Windows Aero starts, users can hover their mouse over open windows in the taskbar and see a live representation of what's running in them.

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