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Reviews of Microsoft Windows Vista

Testseek.co.uk have collected 75 expert reviews of the Microsoft Windows Vista and the average rating is 75%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Microsoft Windows Vista.
 
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The editors liked

  • The cheapest version of Vista
  • Ideal for older PCs
  • Attractive graphics. Handy Gadgets. Improved applications.
  • Excellent networking features
  • Full image-based backup
  • The most fully featured version of Windows
  • Combines the best of Business and Home Premium
  • All the entertainment features youll need
  • Media Center included
  • At the right price point for Vista
  • Improves the overall upgrade process
  • Fixes hundreds of tiny problems
  • Makes it easier for thirdparty vendors to write stable code for Vista
  • Improves some features within Windows XP
  • Suffers fewer system crashes than XP
  • Offers better builtin support options than XP
  • Quick
  • Easy to use
  • Looks and works great

The editors didn't like

  • Limited in terms of features
  • No Aero interface support
  • No Media Center interface
  • Compatibility issues with some applications. Security as yet untested.
  • No BitLocker encryption - only in Ultimate
  • No entertainment features or parental controls
  • Very graphics intensive
  • You have to dig deep
  • Not for connecting to office networks at home
  • Missing the comprehensive feature set of Ultimate
  • Umption benchmark
  • And find out what issues your business needs to focus on.
  • Too many confusing versions
  • Graphics heavy

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  Published: 2009-08-05, review by: itpro.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Aside from the criticism that this was the OS that Windows Vista should have been, this is an undoubted success for Microsoft. With many features offering benefits for businesses and more efficient use of current hardware, is there any real need to wai...

 
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  Published: 2009-04-16, review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • The user experience and the revitalised appearance are significant advances, and most people will immediately take to the new OS. But is it good enough to justify an immediate upgrade? You can probably afford to wait until your current PC is on its la...

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  Published: 2008-02-14, review by: techadvisor.co.uk

  • Should you upgrade to Vista SP1? Wed say yes. The elimination of the Kill Switch alone is reason, by itself, to upgrade. If its true that Vista will be more reliable and more secure under SP1, thats another good reason as well. If Microsoft is to b...

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  Published: 2008-02-12, review by: zdnet.co.uk

  • Improves the overall upgrade process, Fixes hundreds of tiny problems, Makes it easier for thirdparty vendors to write stable code for Vista
  • umption benchmark, and find out what issues your business needs to focus on.
  • Its always good to install the latest code for any operating system, but installing Windows Vista SP1 will require some users to spend a few hours without any visible or tangible improvements to their systems...

 
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  Published: 2008-02-01, review by: alphr.com

  • An old-school service pack that brings with it some distinct improvements, but don't expect to be wowed with new features. ...

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  Published: 2007-04-16, review by: gadgetspeak.com

 
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  Published: 2007-03-09, review by: stuff.tv

  • Attractive graphics. Handy Gadgets. Improved applications.
  • Compatibility issues with some applications. Security as yet untested.
  • A good looking, feature-rich operating system that isn’t an essential upgrade yet – but at least it stops Mac users from gloating. Let’s hope it stays secure… ...

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  Published: 2007-02-25, review by: computerarts.co.uk

  • Abstract:  Windows Vista Is Vista worth the upgrade, or is it just window dressing for designers? Microsoft hasn’t really done a very good job of explaining the differences between versions of Vista. Or indeed why anyone should upgrade at all. So what does Vis...

 
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  Published: 2007-02-22, review by: techradar.com

  • Excellent networking features, Full image-based backup
  • No BitLocker encryption - only in Ultimate, No entertainment features or parental controls
  • Between the security improvements, the new interface and the major improvements for notebook users Windows Vista looks appealing, but are you going to feel happy about paying for it? You can add some of the underlying technology to Windows XP but there...

 
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  Published: 2007-02-21, review by: techradar.com

  • The cheapest version of Vista, Ideal for older PCs
  • Limited in terms of features, No Aero interface support, No Media Center interface
  • Between the security improvements, the new interface and the major improvements for notebook users Windows Vista looks appealing, but are you going to feel happy about paying for it? You can add some of the underlying technology to Windows XP but there...

 
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