Windows Vista is an operating system produced by Microsoft as a member of the Windows NT family of operating systems for use on personal computers.
new features of windows vista include an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component called windows search, redesigned networking, audio, print and display sub-systems, and new multimedia tools such as windows DVD maker. Vista aimed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer to peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices. Windows Vista included version 3.0 of the. Net frame work allowing software developers to write applications without traditional windows APIs.