Windows Vista is an operating system released by Microsoft in 2006 as a successor to Windows XP. It was designed to be a more secure and reliable version of Windows, with improved features and functionality.
One of the main features of Windows Vista is the Aero interface, which features new visual effects such as translucent window frames and live thumbnails. It also includes several new productivity features, such as improved search functionality, enhanced multimedia capabilities, and the ability to group and manage open windows more easily.
Windows Vista also includes several new security features, such as User Account Control, which prompts users for permission before allowing certain actions to be performed, and BitLocker Drive Encryption, which helps protect sensitive data on your computer.
Despite its improvements, Windows Vista received mixed reviews upon release, with some users finding it slow and resource-intensive. Microsoft released several updates and service packs over the years to improve performance and address security vulnerabilities. However, mainstream support for Windows Vista ended in 2012, and extended support ended in 2017, making it no longer a recommended operating system for use on modern devices.