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Windows Vista
« on: July 30, 2005, 01:12:14 PM »

Windows Vista™ (formerly code named Longhorn) Beta 1 for developers and IT professionals has begun. Check this site regularly to find the most up to date information and links to other sites at Microsoft related to Windows Vista.

Windows Vista is a huge leap forward in personal computing. Advances in reliability, security, ease of deployment, performance, and manageability make it easy to:


 Confidently do what you want, when you want, and where you want

 Clearly organize your work and play in powerful new ways

 Connect seamlessly with other people, devices, and computers

Windows Vista has something for everyone. Users will love the fast startup time and even faster return from sleep state. IT departments face fewer user problems and enjoy more automated repair and easier administration. Organizations and enterprises benefit from less downtime, fewer IT hassles, and greater productivity

Thise are the thing's microsoft want to highlight in new OS

Reliability: From prevention through recovery

Windows Vista detects hardware problems before they occur; reduces the frequency of incidents in which applications stop responding or the PC needs to be restarted; and automatically recovers from startup and service failures. How do you benefit? No data loss, no frustration, and no downtime.

Security: Defense in depth

Windows Vista is the most secure and trustworthy Windows operating system ever, and it helps organizations achieve their business and computing goals with confidence. Windows Vista security features protect against the latest generation of threats, such as worms, viruses, and spyware. If an attacker manages to compromise a computer, Windows Vista limits the damage.

Deployment: Image-based setup

An image-based setup makes Windows Vista much easier to deploy than earlier versions of the Windows operating system. Installation is more reliable and takes advantage of built-in imaging technology and tools. Upgrades from earlier versions of Windows are clean installations that allow you to preserve user data and settings.

Performance: Fast and responsive

Windows Vista delivers improved performance where you’re sure to notice it. Enjoy the faster startup time and low power consumption of the new sleep state. In many cases, Windows Vista is noticeably more responsive than Windows XP on identical hardware.

Management: Greater control and better tools

Windows Vista simplifies and centralizes desktop configuration management, reducing the cost of keeping systems updated

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Hardware Compatibility

Processor (CPU)

As a general guideline, just about any mid-range and better processor shipping from Intel or AMD is a good fit for basic functionality in Windows Vista. The lower end of the current processor range will work, but those processors won't provide the optimal experience for most users and definitely won't provide the best experience for high-end gaming or video editing.

Both AMD and Intel are starting to ship dual-core processors at the upper end of their processor lines. These powerful processors will be excellent choices for Windows Vista.


To take better advantage of Windows Vista functionality, you should have at least 512 MB of RAM, on your PC. This provides enough memory for both the operating system and a typical application workload. And while 512 MB is great for many scenarios, more advanced users will want 1 GB of memory or more


The new graphics capabilities in Windows Vista will require a powerful graphics engine if you want to take full advantage of all the new and cool stuff, such as the new AERO Glass look.You probably want to avoid the low end of the current GPU range and make sure you get a GPU that supports DirectX 9 and has at least 64 MB of graphics memory. Then, if you're building a PC, choose a design that includes a separate PCI Express or AGP graphics card. This way, even if the card you choose ends up not being an optimal choice, you can easily replace just the graphics card. And the choice of AGP or PCI Express will ensure that you have sufficient bandwidth to support the enhanced graphics of Windows Vista.


indows Vista will enable some exciting new capabilities for digital image processing, and those capabilities will push the need for large amounts of storage ever higher. If you're buying a PC, specifying one with a large hard disk is a good idea, but even more important will be the ability to add one or more additional hard disks later if you find you need the extra storage capacity.
The typical Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) hard disk has a speed of 7500 RPM and a 2 MB cache. By selecting a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drive with an 8 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ), you can give your system a boost in performance, especially if your typical workload involves running several different applications simultaneously.

A DVD drive that is capable of both reading and writing DVDs will be an important element of a Windows Vista PC. These drives have come down in price dramatically, and you should look for a drive that can handle both -RW and +RW formats (i.e., DVD±RW) to ensure maximum compatibility.


Windows Vista will take full advantage of the connected world in which we operate, so you should make sure that the PC you buy has the latest networking capabilities built into it. For a laptop, this means built-in 802.11 wireless capability, and for the home PC, you should include at least 100 Mb of Ethernet capability. Adding wireless 802.11 capability to a home PC gives you greater flexibility in where you use that PC and makes it easy to connect your mobile laptop to your home network.

As you can see on top it's adream if you wish to deploy windows vista in your old PC some dude may prefer to install vista on thir old PC and it may work also
in practialy i dont think it may work nicely in lower tham P4 systems
beeter if you go for a new system if you relly want to test perfomance