Windows Vista - 2006

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November 8, 2006. Vista is born and it's among the most despised versions of Windows ever, criticized for its clunky software, unnecessary features and poor battery life for laptops.

But there were notable security enhancements in Windows Vista. Microsoft also introduced its Aero translucent Windows theme in Vista, and And the Start button lost the word "Start," replaced with just the Windows logo.

First published June 22, 2015: 12:23 PM ET

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