Windows Vista operating system small or home base business overview



Windows Vista this is the most recent operating software for computer systems that Microsoft has been releasing in early 2006. Windows Vista formally code named (Longhorn) like Windows XP is designed to work with both the AMD and Intel chips sets.

The computing business guide just takes an overview look at this new software. This guide does not include all the new features just some of the highlights and listed cost of the software which has now dropped some from its original price. There will be updates to this page as more information becomes available. So what is the big deal with Windows Vista? From what I have learned there are some very nice improvement over Windows XP.

Below are some quick overviews of the improvement that have been made.

• Security and compatibility improve over the previous versions of Windows.

• Improved firewall includes both inbound and outbound filtering, giving you greater control over networked applications.

• Internet Explorer Enhancements which includes protection for users from dangerous websites that contain malicious or spyware.

• Windows service hardening which allows service restrictions and what those service can do the system this helps in stopping the spread of malicious software.

Also there has been some additional good additions and changes made to applications and capability to Windows Vista. Below is a list of some of the things that I noted.

• Windows Imaging Format (WIM) which is a file based imaging format which will allows a single image to be deployed on different types of computer hardware.

• Has amazing information management capabilities that enable users to find documents, e-mail messages, and other information in seconds and then to work with that data in ways that are most intuitive to them.

• Allows easier for users to share files with one another.

• Improved performance Windows-Vista recovers faster from sleep mode along with files loading faster and offers a new capability known as fast Startup.

• Better reliable the Windows XP and will reduce the frequency and impact of user disruptions.

• Windows-Vista's user interface is easier to navigate, thereby making users more productive than with Windows XP.

The last initial information that we look at in the guide what are the system requirements for to properly run this software. Window Vista will run with either Intel or AMD processors but to take full advantage of the new operating system it is recommended that you run the 64 bit processors either the Athlon 64 bit or the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and now the new Dual and Quad core processors.

The memory should be at least a minim of 1024 Mb but I am sure that if you run with at least 2Gig or 2048 Mb of memory that applications and everything will run much better and easier. Video Graphics I am sure that most new video cards should work on the OS there might be issues with older video card but that normally what happens with technology changes. Sorry to say that it will take some time for games to run on Vista.

Storage requirements the typical Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) hard disk has a speed of 7200 RPM and an 8 MB cache should work with no issue although a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) drive with a 16 MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ), would give your system a boost in performance. A DVD drive that is capable of both reading and writing DVDs will be an important element of a Windows Vista. 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.

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