Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows Vista was finally released yesterday – and already a hacker has claimed to have broken the operating software’s encryption.
After countless delays Windows Vista and Office 2007 were finally released yesterday to consumers in what Microsoft calls its “most significant release ever”.
Microsoft rolled out Windows Vista at retailers in 70 countries on Tuesday, delivering a new computer operating system that aims to better manage the explosion of digital media and protect users from the dangers of the Internet. The world’s biggest software maker marked the launch of its first all-new Windows operating system in five years with a marketing blitz, including commercials featuring basketball star Lebron James and appearances by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on morning and late-night chat shows.
The most obvious change is the new look. Vista’s “Aero” interface uses 3-D graphics to create translucent windows that appear to float above the background screen, with much of the other changes being under the covers. Vista has received criticism early on, with new controversial DRM technologies, in addition to Apple’s claim that Microsoft’s Vista is a copycat version of its Mac OS X Tiger operating system that originally introduced many of Vista’s new features. Similarly, Apple also has plans to introduce a new operating system of its own later this year.
It is Microsoft’s first major update since Windows XP was released in 2001.
Built from the ground up specifically for Microsoft Windows Vista, this all-new version combines the reliable and easy-to-use features you’ve always loved from Yahoo! Messenger with the cutting-edge experience of this new operating system.
- Instant message, voice, webcam video, and more
- Use the integrated Yahoo! Messenger Sidebar gadget to keep up with the friends that matter most
- Also add Windows Live™ Messenger friends to your contact list to see when they’re online and IM them
- Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window
- Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds
- Instantly change the look and feel of your Yahoo! Messenger interface
- Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests (i.e. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football league)
Check it out : http://messenger.yahoo.com/windowsvista.php
Getting ready for Windows Vista, available in early 2007, means choosing the edition that's right for you and ensuring that you have the right PC to enjoy the experiences you want.
Run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor beta to help get your PC ready for Windows Vista.
Microsoft Updates Windows Vista Road Map – Business availability for Windows Vista in November 2006, consumer availability in January 2007.
REDMOND, Wash. — March 21, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that Windows Vista™, the next generation of the Windows® client operating system, is on target to go into broad consumer beta to approximately 2 million users in the second quarter of 2006. Microsoft is on track to complete the product this year, with business availability in November 2006 and broad consumer availability in January 2007.
Windows Vista will deliver great value to businesses by seamlessly connecting people to information, enabling increased mobile and remote productivity, significantly reducing deployment and support costs, and providing a more secure and compliant desktop platform. For consumers, Windows Vista will bring clarity to the world of personal computing, enabling people to more safely and easily accomplish everyday tasks, instantly find what they want, enjoy the latest in entertainment, and stay connected at home or on the go.
More than half a million customers have received the latest community technology preview for Windows Vista, and have been providing consistent and positive feedback.