It’s really looking great, check it out:
Amazing Artwork. Much better than the Windows XP default theme.
Windows Vista uses the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) to deliver some amazing user experience features collectively called Windows Aeroâ„¢ which include; Desktop Composition, Glass window frames with colored glass, window thumbnails and Flip3D, a new window management facility. All of the Windows Aeroâ„¢ features are enabled in Windows Home Premium, our Business SKUs, and Ultimate assuming you have the appropriate hardware. On Home Basic, you get Desktop Composition with opaque colored glass windows frames.
If you donâ€™t have a display driver capable of running WDDM youâ€™ll get the Windows Vista Basic theme which does not benefit from some of the more graphically intensive features such as desktop composition and glass window frames. This is a good, clean interface called the Basic or Standard theme, but lacking the glass window frames of Aeroâ„¢.
I thought about buying a new laptop but I guess I wait until Windows Vista is out. Then I can be sure it’s running fine on the new laptop.
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