Windows XP or eXperience was launched in 2001 and it received widespread popularity due to its user friendly interface and numerable versions like Windows XP home edition and windows XP Media Centre Version. Windows Vista was launched in January, 29 2007. It was six years that Microsoft has launched any new Operating system therefore the announcement of Vista’s launch arouse great enthusiasm among users. Windows Vista was also backed by 3 versions one was for domestic users, the other one was for business users and the third one was raising markets.
The Promising Features of Vista
Windows XP was always criticized for security features. Though many versions of XP allowed for user security but still there were drawbacks. Windows Vista was claiming to overcome these security risks. The first and the foremost feature of windows vista was to ensure safe internet browsing and downloading some anti spy ware and parental locks became a constant part of Vista. It was loaded with multimedia applications like DVD support; Picture tagging, Photo gallery and games. It was also capable of supporting WiFi connectivity and aim to increase the working of the PC. More over the company also claims to provide its users with an innovative platform. It was claim to be true user OS because it can provide, authentic, energetic, Reflective and Open (AERO) user interface.
Difference in Vista and XP Windows Explorer
Windows XP contained a task pane and a navigation pane which was moved to the left side of the Windows. However in Windows vista the task pane was completely removed and merged into the toolbar. There were also significant differences in Files and Folders the File and Folder in XP proffers creating new folders ,publish files and folders ,copying ,renaming, deleting, moving and sharing of folders and files. However the File and Folder menu in Vista brought many additions like List, small icons, details, medium icons and tiles. However traditional cut, copy, paste, redo, delete, undo and rename properties were made into a drop down menu and it appeared when the organize button is clicked. Moreover the address bar was developed to give a breadcrumbs preview. It provided with the option of full path instead of pressing the repeat button again and again. The menu bar appears when we press the Alt key. The available check boxes allows for the variety of multiple files.
Major Differences in Vista and XP
There are many differences in Vista and XP depending upon their features. It is important to mention here that whenever we try to compare two Operating systems we always end up finding Vista as a more advanced version of any of Microsoft’s existing OS. It is easy to deploy Vista than to install XP. Windows Vista contains a pre installation environment that offers administrator the ability to build up offline windows settings. The application compatibility toolkit gave the administrator enough flexibility in order to examine and analyze if any application is compatible or no. these features were not part of the XP. XP received popularity because it was the only OS which contained many user friendly features which made it possible for Microsoft to sell more than 400 million copies of it in the first year. However the main draw back for XP proved to be its security. Vista was constituted of more security features like firewall, anti Malware and user Account protection. The home edition of XP received many complaints regarding its slow start up, whereas Windows vista is ranked high for quick start up. Though Vista is believed to have many advance features and versions the users of XP are still not willing to replace it.