January 30, 2007: Microsoft Released Windows Vista
2007 – Microsoft releases Windows Vista in many different versions to the public – Home, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate, Home Basic N and Business N. With a Codename of “Longhorn”, this was the next version to XP and introduced many new features including the redesigned start button and glass borders. The Ultimate version even had active background, where your desktop picture could be moving.
The OS didn’t live up to expectation and caused a lot of driver errors including machines that were suppose to be “Vista Ready”. Vista was soon replaced by Windows 7.
Wikazine – Full show notes for January 27
- Atari starts using the slogan “Innovative Leisure”
- Samsung acquires the remaining 51 percent of AST
- Sega announces the Dreamcast will be discontinued