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Text Box: Windows Vista is the most anticipated operating system release in Microsoft's history, and it's the most important release for Microsoft since Windows 95.
Five years in the making, Vista is, among other things, Microsoft's attempt to address the security holes in its previous operating systems.
-What’s Bad-
New versions of bundled applications—including IE7,  Windows Mail (formerly Outlook Express), Windows Photo Gallery, and Windows Movie Maker—improve on those in XP. They're among the flakier parts of the OS, though; Media Player in particular misbehaves and hangs with surprising frequency. Lots of third-party software balks under Vista, and you can expect some difficulties with hardware drivers. 
-What’s Good-
Vista comes with a new Aero user interface well balanced between looking good and being useful.
Vista is far less than Microsoft originally promised and has taken longer to develop than anyone Text Box: would like. Nonetheless, it's a substantial improvement over Windows XP.
Improved security
Next to compatibility, security is the second highest concern for most users, and Vista is the first OS that Microsoft built assuming it would be attacked. As a result, Vista's threat profile has been significantly reduced; and services run with reduced privileges.
Improved self-healing and help functions
Vista's improved support features allow the operating system to resolve common support problems on its own, potentially reducing downtime and help desk
Vista is smarter, more intuitive and more helpful than previous versions of Windows.
Better Searching
The upgrade that most users will notice first is the integrated Windows Desktop Search, which dramatically reduces the time required to find specific

         Microsoft Vista—Should you Switch?

Text Box: Spyware/Adware—What is it?, How to stop it
Text Box: Spyware is a general term used to describe software that performs certain behaviors such as advertising, collecting personal information, or changing the configuration of your computer, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent first.
Spyware is often associated with software that displays advertisements (called adware) or software that tracks personal or sensitive information.
Other kinds of spyware make changes to your computer that can be annoying and can cause your computer slow down or crash.
Text Box: These programs can change your Web browser's home page or search page, or add additional components to your browser you don't need or want. These programs also make it very difficult for you to change your settings back to the way you originally had them.
Before you install any free software in your computer, make sure you carefully read all disclosures. Sometimes the inclusion of unwanted software in a given software installation is documented, but it might appear at the end of a license.
Avoid installing application such as Incredimail, Kazaa, Search Assistance, Web optimizers,and 
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December 06


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