Windows Vista is an operating system developed by Microsoft for use on personal computers. Following an initial roll-out to manufactures and businesses, it was released to the mass market in January of 2007, a record-setting five years after the previous version, Windows XP.
One of the goals of the upgrade was to strengthen security measures against viruses, spyware, and malware. Other changes included graphical interface and DVD creation software, drawing comparisons to their chief rival, Macintosh, who continue to corner the market on advances and high-tech gadgetry.
However, the operating system met with less than favorable reviews in the blogosphere regarding everything from misleading packaging and system specs, to unfriendly user interface. Another common complaint about the Windows Vista operating system was that previous versions of software and hardware were not compatible with this upgrade.
See also: Vista