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Windows vista is an OS by Microsoft for use on PCs, similarly on both desktops used by businesses and at home, PCs tablet, laptops and media center PCs. before its announcement on July twenty two, 2005, and Windows vista was best-known by its codename "Longhorn". Development was completed on November eight, 2006, and over the following 3 months, it had been released in stages to computer hardware and makers of software system, customers of business and channels of retail. On January thirty, 2007, it had been released worldwide and was made available for purchase and download from Microsoft's web site. The release of Windows vista came more than 5 years after the introduction of Windows XP, which was the longest span of time between successive releases of Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems. It was succeeded by Windows seven that was released to manufacturing on July twenty two, 2009 and released worldwide in Oct, 2009 for retail.

New features of Windows vista include an updated graphical interface and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component known as Windows Search, networking that was redesigned, print and show sub-systems, audio and new multimedia tools together with Windows dvd Maker. Vista aimed to increase the extent of communication between machines on a network in home category, using a technology of peer-to-peer to simplify sharing files and media between devices and computers. Windows vista in addition included a version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, permitting software package developers to write applications without traditional Windows Apis.

Microsoft's primary stated objective with Windows vista was to enhance the state of security within the Windows software. One common criticism of Windows XP and its predecessors was their usually exploited security vulnerabilities and generally susceptible to viruses, malware and overflows of buffer. Microsoft expressed that it prioritized improving the security of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 above finishing Windows vista OS, thus causing delay in its completion.

While these new features and security enhancements have garnered positive reviews, vista has additionally been the target of much criticism and negative attacks in the press. Windows vista Criticism has targeted its high requirements in the system, its licensing terms that are more restrictive, the inclusion of variety of recent digital rights management technologies geared toward limiting the repetition of protected digital media, its lack of possible compatibility with some of pre-Vista hardware and software system, and also the number of authorization prompts for User Account management. As a result of these and other more issues, Windows vista saw its initial adoption and satisfaction rates lower than Windows XP.

At the release of Windows seven (October 2009), Windows vista (with about four hundred million web users) was the second most widely used software on the net with an approximately nineteen percent share of market, Windows XP being the most widely used with an approximately sixty three quarters market share in total. On Oct twenty two, 2010, Microsoft ceased sales of retail copies of Windows vista available, and also the consequent cease of OEM sales for vista a year later. As of Sep 2014, vista market share is at 3.07%.