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The name given to the user interface (UI) for Windows Vista operating system. The interface is referred to as Aero Basic, and Vista also offers a second version called Aero Glass which provides even more graphics intensive features but requires a 3D video card that supports DirectX 9, and it must have a Longhorn Display Driver Model (LDDM) driver. The Aero interface introduces translucent title bars, rounded edges, and stylish color schemes, amongst other features.

See also Windows Vista.
Also see All About DirectX in the "Did You Know...?" section of Webopedia.

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