Vista Aero provides a professional-looking, transparent glass design, with
subtle visual effects such as dynamic reflections and smooth animations.
Windows Flip, Flip 3D, and taskbar thumbnails enhance window management tasks
and provide real-time visibility into your applications. Windows Aero is
available on Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of
Windows Vista Basic
Windows Vista Basic user experience is the mid-range desktop experience,
which adds improved performance and reliability to the functionality of the
Windows Standard user experience. On computers equipped with graphics hardware that
supports the new Windows Display
Model (WDDM), Windows Vista’s advanced
graphics technology enables smoother window handling, increased stability, and
a glitch-resilient visual experience.
Windows Standard user experience in Windows Vista is the entry-level desktop experience,
which is upgraded and streamlined compared to previous versions of Windows.
This user experience features a refined Start Menu that enables users to
instantly find and start anything on your PC. With the new, streamlined
Explorers and supporting features such as integrated desktop search and Live
Icons, data is increasingly available, enabling users to work with it more effectively.
The Windows Standard user experience can be used on any edition of Windows Vista, and has
no hardware requirements beyond the core Windows Vista system requirements.
includes all of the functionality in the Windows Standard user experience, but with the
Windows 2000 look and feel. This experience is also available on all editions
of Windows Vista.