from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through an opening, as between rows of buildings or trees.
- n. An avenue or other passage affording such a view.
- n. An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects; a broad mental view: "the deep and sweeping vistas these pioneering critics opened up” ( Arthur C. Danto).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A distant view or prospect, especially one seen through some opening, avenue or a passage
- n. A site offering such a view.
- n. A vision, a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A view; especially, a view through or between intervening objects, as trees; a view or prospect through an avenue, or the like; hence, the trees or other objects that form the avenue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A view or prospect, especially through an avenue, as between rows of trees; hence, the trees or other things that form the avenue.
- n. Hence Figuratively, a vision; a view presented to the mind in prospect or in retrospect by the imagination: as, a vista of pleasure to come; dim vistas of the past.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the visual percept of a region
On top of it; in vista you have thumbnail previews; in win7 you have aero-peek embedded into it.
Windows has made, and is making, attempts to be more secure in vista, as you may have noticed, with running things in "Administrator Mode".
A favorite bay vista is from the vantage point of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.
I tracked these golden trees from high on the Bierstadt Moraine (named for western landscape painter Albert Bierstadt) where the vista is sweeping ...
Taskbar is still annoying, everything looks worse than vista, my soundcard still doesn't work (probably creative's fault, but still, it's flawless in vista and 'Buntu), and it actually takes longer to boot than vista for me (or does it need to' mature 'like Vista does?).
I like this using AltTab, but it would be even better (in vista/7) to use Win/Tab to get the aero stack thingy.
Or, (in vista) pressing Ctrl+Alt+Tab will hold the Alt+Tab window until you click/press enter.
The search functions in vista always take to long for me, it's usually quicker for me to select the program.
Just look at the compizfusion effects that are standard on any install of ubuntu - Microsoft implemented that in vista, but compiz had been around for years before then, and still did it with a smaller footprint and better graphics performance.
Therefore, having a panoramic vista is useless as it gets cut up in the middle and the two screens show weird shapes!