Happy Birthday Windows Vista

15 years ago today, Windows Vista was released!

January 30th, 2007

A major Windows release that got dragged down by it’s system requirements, driver compatibility, and leaner faster Windows XP counterpart.

It really doesn’t seem that long ago!


Conversation 4 comments

  • navarac

    01 February, 2022 - 10:06 am

    <p>I almost think history is being repeated with W11 !!</p>

  • erichk

    Premium Member
    01 February, 2022 - 10:18 am

    <p>I put Vista Ultimate on the first PC I ever built myself, a Core 2 Duo system with 2 GB of RAM and an 8600 GTS graphics card.</p><p><br></p><p>I honestly remember it running pretty well, but of course, with specs like that at the time, it should.</p><p><br></p><p>Right now I have it installed on an old OptiPlex 360 that I got for free from a coworker.</p>

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    02 February, 2022 - 3:02 pm

    <p>Let’s be clear that Vista’s UAC was the fruit of a poisoned collection of minds.</p><p><br></p><p>However, it established MSFT Windows tradition. Windows 7 was Windows Vista <strong><em>after</em></strong> MSFT listened to users. Windows 10 was Windows 8.x <strong><em>after</em></strong> MSFT listened to users. There’s hope for those planning on skipping Windows 11.</p><p><br></p><p>Gotta wonder what MSFT’s procedures are for picking people for focus groups. Or does that seem way too credulous that MSFT listens to focus groups?</p>

  • MsAlla

    14 April, 2022 - 3:43 am

    <p>I saw this post very late… I just saw Windows Vista and became very nostalgic… Happy Birthday! Windows Vista is a sybmol of a good old times for me</p>

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