pen) The user interface in Windows Vista and 7 (discontinued in Windows 8). The visual experience the user receives depends on the Windows version and display adapter in the computer. The full Aero interface is provided starting with the Home Premium versions of Windows as long as the display adapter is capable. See Windows Vista
and Windows Presentation Foundation
Aero's Flip 3D Feature
The "Glass" Look
All open applications can be displayed as floating 3D windows and made to rotate. Clicking the window brings it back into 2D form. The desktop also becomes a floating window (at the back in this example). Selecting the desktop minimizes all open applications. See Flip 3D
Translucent window borders, called "Aero Glass," are part of the Aero look.