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Windows Vista. Ibe Owunwanne Andre McRucker Matt Bahorek. Overview. Previous Windows Timeline Advancements Windows Vista Availability Features Pros and Cons Conclusion References. Timeline Microsoft Operating Systems. Windows 3.1 For Workgroups. Windows ME. Windows 1.0.

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windows vista

Windows Vista

Ibe Owunwanne

Andre McRucker

Matt Bahorek

overview
Overview
  • Previous Windows
    • Timeline
    • Advancements
  • Windows Vista
    • Availability
    • Features
    • Pros and Cons
  • Conclusion
  • References
slide3

Timeline

Microsoft Operating Systems

Windows 3.1

For Workgroups

Windows ME

Windows 1.0

Windows 3.0

Windows 95

Windows 98

1987

‘88

‘89

‘90

’91

‘92

‘93

‘94

‘95

‘96

‘97

‘98

‘99

2000

‘01

‘02

‘03

‘04

‘05

‘06

‘07

Windows 2.0

Windows 3.1

Windows NT

3.1, 3.5, 4.0

Windows 2000

Windows XP

advancements
Advancements
  • Windows – 1983
    • Windows introduced
    • No GUI
    • Programs ran from MS-DOS command prompt
  • Windows 1.0 - 1985
    • New software environment
    • Previously ran programs on MS-DOS command prompt
    • Ability to switch between running programs
advancements1
Advancements
  • Windows 2.0 – 1987
    • Windows overlap
    • Screen layout can be controlled
    • Keyboard combinations can now be used to navigate through operations
  • Windows 3.0 – 1990
    • Advanced graphics with 16 colors
    • Program, file and print managers
    • Improved windows icons
advancements2
Advancements
  • Windows NT 3.1 – 1993
    • 32-bit operating system
    • 1st Windows OS to combine support for business applications w/personal applications
    • Preemptive multitasking scheduler
    • NTFS file system
  • Windows 95 – 1995
    • 32-bit TCP/IP stack for Internet support
    • PnP abilities
    • Dial-up networking
advancements3
Advancements
  • Windows 98 – 1998
    • Information can be found on PC and internet more easily
    • USB support
  • Windows ME – 2000
    • Designed for home PC use
    • Music, video, home network enhancements and improvements
    • Last Microsoft OS to be based on Windows 95 code base
advancements4
Advancements
  • Windows 2000
    • NT version 5.0
    • Name for “mainstreaming” purposes
  • Windows XP – 2001
    • Based on NT/2000
    • Significantly redesigned GUI
    • Product activation
availability
Availability
  • Vista Business and Vista Enterprise – November 2006
  • Vista Starter, Home Premium, Home Basic, and Ultimate – January 2007
features
Features
  • Home versions
    • Upgraded Firewall
    • Compatibility with the Xbox 360
    • “Aero” interface
    • Tablet PC technology
    • Parental controls
    • Sideshow
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Features
  • Business versions
    • Upgraded Firewall
    • “Aero” interface
    • Tablet PC technology
    • Virtual PC Express
pros and cons
Pros and Cons
  • Pros
    • Increased security
    • Better interface
  • Cons
    • Too much security
    • It is a Microsoft OS
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Questions?
references
References
  • www.microsoft.com
  • www.pcadvisor.co.uk
  • www.extremetech.com
  • www.theeldergeek.com
  • en.wikipedia.org
  • www.fortunecity.com
  • www.computerhope.com