Windows Vista is here

In development for approximately six years, Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows Vista, finally launched to the public today with some interesting new features.

Microsoft has kicked off the arrival of its Windows Vista operating system with an on-demand movie partnership with Telstra’s Bigpond Movies.

Highlighting the new features of Vista, Microsoft Australia director of Windows client, Jeff Putt, announced that access to Bigpond’s internet movie service would be built into the new operating system’s Media Centre.

Microsoft also announced a new partnership with Kodak. It will allow Vista users to order prints of digital photographs stored on their computers directly from Kodak via the Windows interface.

Plus, Microsoft has selected music retailer Sanity as its partner to take the online music fight to Apple’s iTunes in Australia. The company unveiled a new partnership which sees access to Sanity’s online catalogue built into Windows Media Player 11.

The service was not expected to be made available until April, Sanity said.

Source: AustralianIT, AustralianIT

Related Links: Telstra’s Bigpond, Kodak Australia, Sanity Music