Subscribe

Get the Network Administrators tool pack

Subscribe to our newsletter and get 11 free network administrator tools, plus a 30 page user guide so you can get the most out of them.

Click Here to get your free tools



Recent Posts

Search

Archives

The Progression of Vista through screenshots

by Steve Wiseman on January 8, 2007 · 0 comments

in Windows


.

I have put together screen shots of Vista. It spans from the initial alpha preview to the RTM that was released in November.

The first alpha preview released in 2002

Longhorn Build 3683

Build 4029, Released in 2003. It had many changes over previous releases:

· New welcome screen design

· Image previews when hovering over an image file

· Setup has been improved yet again

· New sidebar clock design

· Messenger Tile and People tile added (Works with Windows Messenger 5)

· Explorer and Preview pane now faster

· Internet Explorer now has a popup blocker



Longhorn Build 4029

Build 4074 – Released in May of 2004

Longhorn Build 4074

Build 5048 – Released in May of 2005. This version started to have the Aero glass features we all know about today in the final version of Vista.

Longhorn Build 5048

Build 5219 – The first Community Technical Preview. It was released to a wider audience, in mid 2005

Longhorn Build 5219

Build 5259 – Now known as Vista, Beta 2. Released in the later half of 2005. Notice that it is the fist build that has the new start menu button

Longhorn Build 5259

Build 5354 – By this time Microsoft had settled on the GUI, and was working on bugs instead of any new features. Looks very similar.

Longhorn Build 5354

Vista Business Edtion – Final version of Vista released.

Vista RTM

One more thing…Subscribe to my newsletter and get 11 free network administrator tools, plus a 30 page user guide so you can get the most out of them. Click Here to get your free tools

Related Articles:

Leave a Comment

Ask 27.com - Category Links - Windows Forum - Exchange Forum