Windows® Vista® Home Review
Windows Vista Home has less system crashes as compared to Windows XP. The main feature of Windows Vista Home is its graphical user interface. There is an advanced movie maker in Windows Vista Home, unlike Windows XP, which offers security for the portable devices. Windows Vista Home includes a built in scan utility to detect and prevent the threats in the devices like memory card, pen drive.
For home purpose Windows Vista Home comes in editions of Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Home Premium. With Windows Vista you can have multitasking more easily than that of Windows XP. Through this feature you can open several applications at a time. Moreover, Internet explorer 7 helps you to browse the web easily and faster. You also have an opportunity to chat, share e-mails and IM programs easily with Windows Vista Home.
Microsoft launched Windows Vista Home with amazing features than Windows XP. Windows Vista comes in editions for the use in home, business purposes, for laptops, for media centre PCs etc. For home purpose Windows Vista comes in two editions Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Home Premium. Another peculiarity of the Windows Vista is that the Installer CD is the same for both the ultimate edition and for the home edition, the product key differences the both. While upgrading from XP to Windows Vista it makes a complete backup for your system. After the installation, the welcome center opens a window containing frequently asked questions. You can also see the desktop gadgets coming up which enables you to get an easy navigation over the system. The graphical interface of Windows Vista is amazing. For installing the Windows Vista in your PC there should be a minimum requirement of processor of 8000MHz and a memory of 512MB. There should be a graphics card of DirectX 9.0 and at least graphics memory of 32MB. A hard disk capacity of 20GB is needed for installing Windows Vista in your system.
- FIVE – Windows Media Player 11
The Media Player 11 helpss you to view the multimedia files. It also helps you to rip the music tracks. It has a highly customizable and advanced media library. Media Player also helps you to burn the CDs and DVDs and enables you to stream media through the network.
- FOUR – Internet Explorer 7
Windows Vista Home helps you to browse the web with Internet Explorer 7. You can have tabbed browsing with IE 7 also you can search from the tool bar. The security features of IE 7 include the protected mode, Parental controls and Phishing filters. The phishing filters protects you from phishing sites and the protected mode secures your data while browsing.
- THREE – Sync Center
Sync Center helps in the data Synchronization. With the help of the Sync Centre you can manage the data Synchronization between the servers and PCs, or between PCs, or even between PCs and other devices.
- TWO – Wireless networking
Windows Vista offers a full support for the wireless networking. It supports WPA2 like wireless security protocols. It also has an advanced network awareness feature for optimizing the programs with the network. The ad-hoc networks can be easily created by Windows Vista for the activities like file sharing.
- ONE – Windows Backup and Restore Centre
The Backup and restore centre helps to keep your data safe from virus attack or incase of a system crash. You can back up your data within the system or in an external drives. You can perform an automatic backup or a complete system backup.
Windows Vista Home comes with a lot of features than Windows XP. But the poor software support and the hardware support are the disappointments with Windows Vista Home. However it has all the features for a home PC and Windows Vista home is recommended for the home purpose.