Vista SP1 Available In Mid-March

Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) may have soothed the angst of the service pack hungry masses by releasing Vista SP1 to manufacturing, but users won't be able to actually download it until mid-March at the earliest, company officials said Monday.

During beta testing for Vista SP1, Microsoft found that some device drivers were causing problems on systems with SP1 installed. Although the issues can be fixed by uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers, Microsoft decided this would be too complicated for most users. As a result, Microsoft will spend the next month hunting for additional problematic device drivers, said David Zipkin, senior product manager in Windows Client Group.

"With drivers, we wanted to make sure when folks upgrade to Vista that they have a smooth experience," Zipkin said.

Microsoft is currently working with its hardware partners to hammer out the device driver glitches, according to Zipkin, who declined to name the partners.

In mid-March, Microsoft plans to release Vista SP1 in 5 languages -- English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese -- through Windows Update and the Download Center, Zipkin said, adding that Microsoft will ensure that SP1 isn't pushed out to PCs that have the aforementioned drivers installed.

In April, Microsoft will begin auto updates of Vista SP1 to users who've chosen this option, and will also release the rest of the language specific versions of Vista SP1, Zipkin said.

Microsoft has handed off the final Vista SP1 bits to its OEM partners, and if testing goes well, they'll soon begin building new PCs based on Vista SP1 images. Microsoft has also begun pressing Vista SP1 DVDs for its retail and volume licensing customers, said Zipkin.

Vista and Windows Server 2008 are closely aligned and are both very similar from an engineering point of view, with a 95 percent shared code base, said Bob Visse, senior director of marketing in the Windows Server Marketing Group.

Microsoft is working with ISV partners and hardware partners to help them build Server 2008 compatible applications. As part of this effort, Microsoft has established three tiers for ISVs to pledge their support for the Server 2008 platform, each with successively more stringent application testing requirements.

Microsoft currently has 80 ISVs in the highest tier and expects that number to jump to 225 within the next three months, said Visse, who expects the "vast majority" of Microsoft's approximately 1000 ISV partners to extend their support for Server 2008.

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刺猬 那里转过来的,多的也不想说啥了!大家慢慢看!!
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Windows Vista SP1快到了

为了缓和Google的抱怨,并避免今后再出现类似麻烦,微软已经同意改变Windows Vista内置的桌面搜索功能,不过这个协议中更让我们感兴趣的是,微软第一次透露了Vista SP1的发布进程.

微软在与美国司法部联合发布的一份文件中表示,Vista SP1会在今年底拿出一个Beta测试版,但正式版日期没有明确给出,估计早则今年年末、晚则明年第一季度.

Intel CEO Paul Otellini两个月前曾经表示,Intel会在Vista SP1发布后开始部署新系统,时间应该在今年第四季度,很可能是10-11月间.
根据微软与司法部达成的协议,微软将在Vista SP1中允许PC厂商和个人用户更改Vista里默认的桌面搜索程序,一如当年在XP中允许选择媒体播放器和网络浏览器程序.当然,即使选择Google 桌面搜索工具,Vista自带的搜索功能也会依然存在,只是隐藏起来而已.微软、司法部和Google三方的代表均对该协议表示满意.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1, 代码名"Fiji")将在2007年底随同Windows Longhorn Server一同发布,届时也会有一个新版的Windows媒体中心。不管其名称如何,都将是一个重要更新:它将包括新版的Windows kernel(V6.1)。微软将在2007年第三季度同时发布Windows Vista SP1以及Longhorn Server,而Vista SP1将在内核上有重大升级–这将帮助Vista SP1在运行性能、效率上达到Longhorn Server内核水平。当Intel公司CEO Paul Otellini被问到Vista是否会影响Intel 2007年的销售。他回答时说道:“大部分公司和Intel一样,目前正在尝试引入Vista。但企业对Vista的大范围部署将会在SP1发布时开始, 按照时间表这应该在第四季度,可能是10到11月间。”
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慢死了!立刻为Vista移动/删除对话框提速

来自太平洋:http://www.pconline.com.cn/pcedu/soft/st/WindowVista/yrjc/0705/1017911.html

现在,越来越多的朋友都开始使用Vista系统了,只不过,这新版本操作系统除了带给我们一脸的华丽之外,对系统性能的拖累也是相当严重的。不过,凡事总有个例外,偏偏下面这则应用就和系统配置没有关系。

一、 现象篇

细心的朋友一定发现,Vista系统在执行复制或者删除操作时非常缓慢,速度上远不能和XP系统相比。甚至,就连一个非常简单的将文件删除到回收站的操作,也要我们等上老半天,如图1所示。
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其实,这并不是说Vista在删除文件时会比XP多占用多少系统资源,而是由于操作系统在正常安装后,将默认打开一项“远程差分压缩”功能。

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Windows Vista的图标是谁设计的?

在过去10年中,Iconfactory几乎包办了绝大多数商业Windows/Mac平台图标版权,其中便包括——Windows Vista.

“从Windows XP图标套装开始,Iconfactory的设计师们便一直与微软保持合作,帮助其设计新一代操作系统——Windows Vista的图标式样.在过去两年中,我们成功完成了Vista图标整体风格设计,与Vista Aero特效完美结合.在最终图标设计风格完成后,微软的开发人员便以我们的作品为模板创建出整套Windows vista图标.”
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