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After nine months of usage, it's evident that Microsoft investments are improving the Windows computing experience. According to them in the first six months of use, Windows Vista had fewer security issues than Windows XP (Windows Vista had only 12 issues, and Windows XP had 36).
Windows Vista Updates
On-going update which addresses some of the most important issues affecting its users. Here are some of them:
- projector problems
- GPUs stability issues
- very slow file copy
- long delays when open and exit an application
- poor playback quality of HD-DVDs and Blu-Ray when you play on large monitors
- Universal Serial Bus issues, improve Windows Media Player and patch Media Center
- multiple hardware and operating system issues
- Network and security issues
- many more
Application compatibility improvements is steadily being done by Microsoft to improve the compatibility issues among Independent Software Vendors (ISV) like McAfee, Norton, Adobe, Oracle, HP and many more.
Device driver improvements, Microsoft has added 700,000 new device types including device drivers in the box. By July 2007 Windows Vista supported nearly 2.2 million devices. These problem is a major setback for Windows Vista and for my opinion, they should include it in its first release.
How about Windows Vista Service Pack beta 1?
According to Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack beta 1 White Paper. Windows Vista Service Pack beta 1 includes the following:
- Previously released updates, which address reliability, security, and performance.
- Administration improvements, including BitLockerTM Drive Encryption (BDE).
- Support for emerging hardware and standards, such as an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and an Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT).
For a more detailed information about Windows Vista Service Pack Beta 1, download the following information's from Microsoft.