Video of Microsoft’s Windows Vista beta 2 release in action

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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97 Comments

  1. “vista has a new search function, look ill call up microsoft word…oh, it called up wordpad” lol – i prefer expose to having to scroll through the windows in aero.

  2. If 6-year old XP, with all its security problems, still gets a 90% share of all new computers sold today, then you MUST understand that Vista will be regarded by Joe Windows Sufferer as the greatest thing since slice bread. Apple better sell all the hardware it can over the next 12 months because its going to get ugly after that.

    Vista. Because you don’t know any better, and you wouldn’t care it you did.

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