Usability Review of Windows Vista and Firefox

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Usability Review of Windows Vista and Firefox

Nova Southeastern University

July 22, 2007

Table of Contents

Windows Vista . . . . . . .. . 3-6

Firefox. . . . . . .. ……….7-9

References . . . . .. ……………… 10-11

Windows Vista

Windows Vista is Microsoft's newest operating system in five years. It was one of the largest software projects ever. It was to be the greatest operating system (os) ever. According to Microsoft (2007) Vista is offered in five different editions: Windows Vista Ultimate is the choice for those who want to have it all. Easily shift between the worlds of productivity and play with the most complete edition of Windows Vista. Windows Vista Home Premium is the preferred edition for home desktop and mobile PCs. It provides a breakthrough design that brings your world into sharper focus while delivering the productivity, entertainment, and security you need from your PC at home or on the go.

Windows Vista Home Basic is ideal for homes with basic computing needs like e-mail, browsing the Internet, and viewing photos. Windows Vista Business is the first edition of Windows designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses. Designed to significantly lower IT costs and risks, Windows Vista Enterprise meets the needs of large, global organizations with complex IT infrastructures.

The version of vista that I had the pleasure of using was home premium.

I was able to use a laptop that had it preinstalled. One of the issues that vista had was that it would require top of the line hardware to run optimally. Users that wanted to install vista on their current PC'S would have to also install more memory, a faster video card and a bigger hard drive. While many computers...