CNET has a video online that shows Microsoft’s Windows Vista beta 2 release, including Widgets, er… “Gadgets,” Spotlight, er… “Search,” Exposé, er… “some sort of Aqua, er… Aero Glass ‘parade’ effect, annoying, intrusive, and constantly-in-your-face “User Account Protection” dialog boxes, and how Microsoft has automated the task of finding a device driver on a Windows Vista system. Be still our hearts.

See Microsoft’s Windows Vista beta 2 release in action here.

MacDailyNews Take: What we can’t figure out is why it’s taking Microsoft so long to ship this unimpressive warmed-over version of Windows XP. They’re probably waiting to see what’s revealed at WWDC like the rest of us.

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