The Start menu is your ally. With the Start menu, you have access to all your computer's programs and data. You're not even limited to your computer because from the Start menu you can search and browse over your network and the Internet.
Because Microsoft engineered Windows Vista to make your work more efficient, Vista attempts to help you do things more intuitively and naturally. You'll learn in the next chapter how Microsoft changed the way Vista starts and shuts down. More security and less hassle are the welcome results of those changes.