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Living it Up with Microsoft Windows Vista

Living it Up with Microsoft Windows Vista


The Lifestyle Cue

The Lifestyle Cue

Microsoft Windows Vista has seen its fair share of ups and downs since its inception nearing end of 2006, with further enhancements towards it interface and functionality with the recent release of its very first Service Pack for Vista, and the introduction of the Windows Vista Ultimate Extra created to spruce up the Vista experience.

Beyond its various design improvements upon its operating system that has seen a substantial amount of aesthetic development from its early Windows 3.1 days to the current snazzy Vista interface, Microsoft has taken a step further with a new initiative dubbed as the Industrial Design Toolkit, a core set of design values that focuses on the beautification of a device's design aspect that matches the aesthetic nature of what Vista presents to the consumers. With strong support from some of its major partners, noticeably from Dell and its (Red) program, Microsoft showcases a select few devices that have taken on the Industrial Design Toolkit initiative as the first step to meld beauty and functionality into a single entity.