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Windows Vista is Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), due to be released in December of 2006. It will be the most powerful and most technologically advanced system in history, and will integrate web security into it's core (unlike all other Microsoft Products).

It will be the first system using DirectX 10, which is supposedly a big step forward in graphics technology. Halo 2 will be released ONLY for Vista, as an incentive. Also, Flight Simulator 2006 (aka FSX) will be released, and will unleash the next generation of simulated flight.

Microsoft has received much criticism due to excessive focus on visual features, rather than performance, within Windows Vista. Also, the price of Vista Ultimate is expected to be in the appauling $200-400 range, which may possibly worsen Microsoft's low sales (due to the XBOX 360).

Recently, they have received immense criticism for Microsoft's security and privacy settings, and have been accused of making spyware, known as the WGA (Windows Genuine Notification). Unfortunately, this technology will be integrated and unremovable from Vista, which also may decrease their popularity and sales.

System requirements also pose an issue to many consumers, due to their lack of the latest technology, which is QUITE out of reach to most, due to price. Microsoft recommends Vista users to have Dual-Core 64-bit Processors, and at LEAST 1GB Dual-Channel DDR2 Memory, and PCI-Express Motherboards. These features are still extremely expensive at this time, and with people not having access to it, Vista will have dramatically less copies sold.

Pirated copies of Windows Vista will not function, due to "genuine-technology", so millions of users from third-world countries may be stuck with Windows XP or earlier versions.

Last, but certainly not least, Internet Explorer 7 will be released with Windows Vista, and is said to be "much improved, secure and optimized", however many users will not be using it due to IE's history and lack of trust for Microsoft's browser.
Tom: ...and you know how bad IE is-
Joe: IE 7 is supposed to be really good!
Tom: I don't give a s**t, Firefox is better-
Joe: BUT-
Tom: Shut up!
Joe: Ok.... (sad) Anyway, I can't wait for FS2006, FS2004 Sucked!
Tom: I know, but your computer isn't good enough, and you can't afford Windows Vista.
Joe: Ok.... (crying) What about Halo 2?
Tom: Nope
Joe: Ok.... (weeping)
by gplpark92 August 07, 2006
 
1.
The five main problems of the Windows OS combined it one giant acronym.

Virues, Infections, Spyware, Trojans, and Adware.
Hasta la Vista, baby!
by Op2 August 03, 2005
 
2.
the newest in a long line of crappy OS's from Microsoft. This one promises to track your every move, so watch out all you internet pedophiles out there!! they'll know who you are!
Gary finished downloading a few videos and suddenly the FBI crashed through the door. "Damn you, Windows Vista!" He screamed whilst they hauled his ass to the pokey.
by nukresoft November 05, 2005
 
3.
The best selling product that nobody ever wanted.
1:"Can I get my new PC without windows vista?"

2:"nope"
by _K. April 10, 2008
 
4.
The OS from hell that promises to make your life miserable and wish you can throw your previously fine computer out the window.
My computer is a f*@#$ mess since I changed to Windows Vista.
by Polito79 March 13, 2007
 
5.
The next piece of shit from Redmond, WA. Beta testing is going on now and release is looking at Christmas 2006
"Hey, dude! I just downloaded Windows Vista Beta 1 and it rocks! Every time I try to boot it I get a different error message!"
by methamp July 28, 2005
 
6.
A totally wanky piece of software that's been crammed down people's throats by forcibly installing it on all new PCs.
Shop Assistant : It has Windows Vista on it to!
Me : Bollocks! I don't want it
SA : But it won't work without it!
Me : Will it arse! I'm putting Linux on it! Here, take my Vista DVD and COA and gimme my cash back!
SA : Erm.....
by Chris Maggs September 21, 2007
 
7.
Microsoft's newest Operating System, the successor to windows XP. Windows Vista takes all the worst features of Windows XP, and makes them worse, moves them around to new, hard to find locations, and adds a ton of new features. Some of these new features are:

*Explorer windows that regularly freeze up
*A proprietary web browser, Internet Explorer 7, that comes packaged with the system and cannot be uninstalled or deleted.
*400+ MB RAM usage right off the bat.
*Built-in DRM to restrict a users ability to do most anything.
*UAC (User Account Control), a wonderful feature that questions the intelligence of its users by asking if they're sure they want to do what they're trying to do, then double-checking that they didn't accidentally press "Yes" when they meant "No."
*Shadow-copy, and other similar hidden processes, that keep hidden backups of your data files to ensure that your privacy is always compromised.
*Little backwards-compatibility.
*New versions of old familiar tools that remove all those pesky progress displays and status indicators, so you have no idea whether the program is actually doing anything or not (because that's none of your business). For example, the new checkdisk and defrag.
*A complete new set of security holes for virusus, adware, trojans, etc to exploit.
*The new "aero" interface, which is incompatible with almost everything non-Microsoft.

Windows Vista is also known as Microsoft's latest attempt to create a product worse than windows ME.
Bob: "Fucking Windows Vista!"
Joe: "That's like the 10th time you've said that in the last hour!"
by Mister Squishy October 24, 2007