Because of the performance, security, and driver support issues that were brought to users at the beginning of the release, many people thought Windows Vista was quite a failure. The system ended mainstream support in 2012 and ended its extended support for its complete decommissioning in 2017. According to the data of the tripartite statistical agencies, Vista’s current share of users is negligible.
Despite criticism, Windows Vista is considered one of Microsoft’s most beautiful operating systems because of its changing UI compared to Windows XP.
For example, new Aero effects, glass themes, real-time thumbnails, color themes and new animations, plus features such as desktop gadgets and customizable themes, make Windows Vista a visual favorite operating system for many people.
In fact, aero special effects, known as the Glass Effect, are also quietly returning to the Fluent Design design language introduced later in Windows 10. Unfortunately, the CPU, graphics card generally failed to catch up with Aero’s footsteps, resulting in many users did not experience its charm, and even hate it into the bone.
Finally, let’s take a look at the gallery below to see how beautiful Windows Vista was in the early days of its launch.