Microsoft unveils new Windows Vista build

Posted on Thursday, December 22 2005 @ 0:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Earlier this week Microsoft presented a new community technology preview od Windows Vista which includes new security feaures. Here's a short look at some of the new features:
  • New parental controls, such as the ability to limit the time a child can use a PC.
  • The ability to use a USB drive to add memory to a PC, giving it more space to keep programs and data for quick access by the central processor.
  • Updated versions of Microsoft's Windows Media Player software for playing media files and Windows Media Center software for accessing media via remote control in a living room. Microsoft promises more details on both at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
  • The ability to turn a computer off or put it to sleep by pushing one button, as with a TV or consumer electronics device.
  • Security improvements, including a new version of Microsoft's anti-spyware program, now called Windows Defender.
  • New visual touches, including a redesigned start menu and a new look for open windows, giving them more of the translucent appearance expected in the final Windows Vista version.
  • New encryption techniques to prevent unauthorized access to data on a stolen laptop.
  • More details over at Seattle PI.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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