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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

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Microsoft Windows Vista

Active Network
18 April 2007
  • Conclusion: So this has been my experience with Windows Vista, “so far”. I recently tried upgrading from XP x86 to Vista x86 (you can check out ActiveWin’s visual tutorial here ) , Quote: “Installation in Vista is a very straightforward experience, its almost unattended; you only need to be at the computer during the initial phase of set up and the Out of Box Experience page.
  • Pros: Better Security/Backup/management, Simpler Interface, Better Integrated Search & Organization, Attractive Interface, Strong Set of built in applications, Strong hardware support, Straightforward Installation
  • Cons: Confusing Networking, Installation not customizable, Aero Graphics stressful on system, Some aspects of the interface not customizable, Defragmentation component too limited, No built in partitioning Tools, Too many Control Panel Applets in Classic View (take a que from Mac OS X's System Preferences), Windows Experience Index is too misleading, No significant value to consumer over other editions, Too many dialogs still exist (LAN Connection, System Properties, Person...
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