Microsoft typically claims increased performance for each new Windows version–but nearly every one requires a somewhat faster system to perform as well as its predecessor did. First Vista tests, though, showed some mixed results, and one very encouraging development.
Microsoft natural keyboard shortcuts
â€¢ Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
â€¢ Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
â€¢ Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
â€¢ Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
â€¢ Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
â€¢ Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
â€¢ Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
â€¢ CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
â€¢ Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
â€¢ Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
â€¢ Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
â€¢ Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)
Vista is the first of Microsoft’s operating systems to be built from the ground up with security in mind. Microsoft has rewritten Windows’ core code to make it far more secure. Vista also includes technologies to combat spyware and phishing and to make your computer more resistant to outside attack and control.
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By the time Vista hits the shelves early in 2007 it will be almost six years since Microsoft’s last major desktop operating system release. There’s no doubt this new operating system has plenty to recommend it over its predecessor, Windows XP, but given Vista’s long incubation period, it’s hard not to feel somewhat disappointed in the result.
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