After you upgrade to Windows Vista and begin to explore, you might wonder where some of your old favorite features are, and how to perform the tasks you used to do in Windows XP. We've improved many features in Windows Vista and renamed a few programs to better reflect what they do. We’ve also moved some things around so they’ll be easier for you to use and find.
If you’re accustomed to Windows XP, this article will help make the transition to Windows Vista even easier for you.
1. UI built for the era of video and digital photography - It's not actually Microsoft's key selling point, but the thing that everyone will probably find the most useful about Vista is that photos, videos and music are not treated the same as Word documents any more. When you open a folder of photos, they come up as they'd appear in Google Picasa or Apple iPhoto. There's inbuilt basic photo editing. Music folders come up in columns of ID3 tags, a bit like iTunes. Finally, you don't have to rely
Deciding which Vista version to install can be a difficult decision and can really limit what you can do with your system. Here are practical hints which should help a user decide which version to install. I decided to write this guide after installing 64-bit and 32-bit vista systems on several test boxes.
With the gaining popularity of 64-bit chipsets/processors, many users now have the ability to run either 64-bit versions (x64) or 32-bit versions (x86) of software and operating systems.
Inconsistent user interfaces
Windows has always been a boiling cauldron of inconsistent user interfaces, from the bizarre Command Line window in Windows XP (yes, it's fixed in Vista) to the Windows 95 icons that still pop up from time to time in today's Vista. Here are a few of the inconsistencies that drive me crazy in Windows Vista.
In previous versions of Windows, every Control Panel applet was a standard Properties dialog (sometimes called a Property Sheet), ensuring
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Повече памет и по-мощна графика са необходими за пълноценна работа с новата ОС. Общата стойност на компонентите във Vista PC е поне със $100 по-висока, според iSuppli.
Миграцията от Windows XP към новата операционна система Vista ще натовари бюджетите на потребителите по две направления. От една страна, те ще трябва да закупят самия софтуер, а от друга, да направят хардуерен ъпгрейд на компютърните системи.
Около 100 долара ще са необходими за нови или допълнителн
Several sites are reporting the Vista RTM build number will be 6000.
A post made on the Microsoft newsgroups, reveals Windows Mail's final build number of 6000. Windows Mail is a integrated part of Vista, and does carry the same build numbers.
The latest test build was 5920.
Microsoft updated its MSDN subscription site with this information;
"Windows Vista and Office 2007: Availability on MSDN Subscriber Downloads
Windows Vista and Office 2007 will be available through MSDN Subscri
Vista build 5840 includes a surprising number of brand-new and final icons, and a new set of final wallpapers, including a default wallpaper that's a variation of the Aurora "swoosh" that Microsoft has been using as a Vista identifier since it announced the branding in July 2005. There aren't any major functional changes in this build.
Oh, and that internal countdown clock? Last week, it was reset to count down to November 8, not to October 25. It's not clear, however, whether Microsoft will
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Microsoft could be ready to release Windows Vista to manufacturing as early as next week, a milestone that would signify the end of a protracted development process.
It could also set the company on a course to launch the operating system at the huge International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Chairman Bill Gates is to deliver the opening keynote Jan. 7.
"9 Days Until Vista RTM!!!" read a scrolling electronic reader board in a building on Microsoft's Redmond campus Monday.
Ключовете от RC1 ще работят с RC2.
This page includes information to help you download Windows Vista RC2, a new test build. This build (5744) has a number of improvements and updates from previous builds, and has been through daily testing processes to refine quality and performance. We are making this release available for a limited time only (and only by download) in order to get broad distribution and testing in a variety of PC configurations.
Windows Vista Build 5744 Screenshot Gallery
Според съобщение на Windows IT Pro, Microsoft ще пусне в петък последната тестове версия на Windows Vista. Това става месец след като компанията пусна RC1 (Release Candidate 1) версията първо за своите тестери, а после и за широката публика. Новата версия, която ще се води RC2 build 5743, в момента се тества в лабораториите на компанията и ще бъде официално съобщена на 6 октомври. Тогава бета тестерите, записалите се в MSDN и TechNet ще получат достъп до нея, а по-късно ще бъде достъпна и за оби
Brad Goldberg, General Manager of Microsoft’s Windows Client Business Group.
Goldberg said on September 29 that Microsoft has “one more EDW” (External Developer Workstation) build of Vista slated before the product RTMs (releases to manufacturing). That means one more fairly widescale test release. Then it's soup, Goldberg said.
As of today, Microsoft believes it will make Vista available to businesses in November 2006 and release the product through all other channels in January 2007, Gol
You see, Windows Vista isn't perfect. It's not even close to perfect. It's better than Windows XP is, of course, but it damn well should be: It benefits from five more years of experience and work. Being better is the minimum requirement. Whether Vista is enough of an improvement over XP to warrant your hard earned money is a subject I'm saving for my eventual review of the final shipping version of the product, but I'll give you a bit of preview now and say the answer may surp
Значи малко инструкций въпреки, че като кликнете на линка в самия сайт има, но са на Английски.
След като кликнете на линка избирате държава(Select your country) и цъкате на Go бутона, след което ви се отваря микрософтският сайт и трябва да се регистрирате или ако сте регистриран да влезете. След което ви пита за подвърждение на името и email-а, цъкате на continue и пред вас се появява ключът и линк за сваляне на Виста RC1. Ще ви бъде изпратен и email, затова гледайте той да е валиде
Микрософт пусна официално Виста RC1 за обществено сваляне...
Но ключ за ОС има само за тези, които участват в Windows Vista Customer Preview Program. Все пак останалите могат да използват trail keys от предходните бета версий.
What's new in build 5536?
So what's new in 5536, you ask? Performance is better, even much better. (Though the three times performance improvement baloney you might have read elsewhere is not only impossible but untrue.) It does a much better job of finding and correctly installing device drivers: On my main desktop, even the sound driver worked automatically after the first Windows Update run, a first.
Microsoft's fledgling Windows Live services have been integrated,
Изкопаха и цените за Виста(в Канадски долари!):
-Full Retail: $499
Vista Home Premium
-Full Retail: $299
Vista Home Basic
-Full Retail: $259
-Full Retail: $379
Като няма разлика в цената м/у 32бити 64бит-ва Виста.