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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities by S. E. Slack, Joli Ballew

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Chapter 14. Spice Up Your Life with the New Features of Windows Vista

  • Organize your life by using Windows Calendar

  • Let Windows Sidebar be your second set of eyes

  • Play games by using Windows Vista and Media Center

  • Restrict what your children can access

  • Protect your investment with Windows Defender

  • Interact with friends with Windows Live Messenger

You’ve been learning about all the different programs that come with the Windows Vista operating system, but Windows Vista itself has some pretty cool features beyond those programs that can be pretty entertaining to use. With Windows Vista, you get an integrated calendar, the Windows Sidebar that gives you information at a glance, games, parental controls, defense against intruders (on your computer—not your ...

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