About Windows Vista Standard User Interface
Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:13 PM
Windows Vista Standard is only available on Windows Vista Home Basic (and Home Basic N), and should be enabled by default on any Windows Vista Home Basic system with Aero-class graphics hardware.
Windows Vista Standard looks a lot like Aero, but drops many of the effects that make Aero special, and utilizes a combination of Windows XP-era graphics technologies and the desktop composition technology Microsoft invented for Aero. What you lose, visually, is the window, taskbar, and Start Menu translucency and transparency effects from Aero, as well as special Aero features like Flip 3D and Live Taskbar Thumbnails and smooth windows animations.
From a technological perspective, Windows Vista Standard utilizes the desktop composition technologies from Windows Aero and requires a compatible WDDM (Windows Device Driver Model) driver. Thus, Windows Vista Standard is more reliable than Windows Vista Basic and doesn't suffer from the the same performance issues as that low-end UI. It's also a heck of a lot more attractive than Windows Vista Basic, so it's a nice option for those stuck using Windows Vista Home Basic.
Posted 29 May 2007 - 12:20 AM
Posted 29 May 2007 - 03:45 AM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:21 AM
Vista Home Premium and Ultimate users can turn the transparency off to use the Standard theme.
Yep! You're Vista also runs better with Home Premium with Standard.
Pretty much, get Home Premium and turn off Transparency and you get the same speed as Home Basic but with Aero Standard and all the effects.
Still if you want better performance use Home Basic.
Edited by yanike, 13 June 2007 - 09:01 PM.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:09 AM