TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Opening the New Vista

Opening the New Vista

Monty Solomon (
Sat, 24 Jun 2006 10:09:09 -0400


THE RELEASE OF a new version of Microsoft Windows is like the
launching of a new aircraft carrier. It's a major, ponderous event
whose ripples affect everything around it. So Microsoft's planned
launch of the next version of its Windows operating system, called
Windows Vista, currently set for January 2007, will be a big deal.

Vista is the biggest revision to Windows in over a decade. It will be
a major change, not only for consumer and corporate Windows users, but
for computer makers, software creators and many others downstream.

But what's in Vista? How will it be sold? And what kind of computer
will be needed to run it? Here's a rough guide to the new Leviathan of
the digital seas.

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