Friday, July 14, 2006
We got a copy of Windows Vista Beta 2, the Business version. I have one of the newest laptops and the highest tolerances for beta software, so I installed Windows Vista and Office 2007 beta.
The biggest thing is the Aero graphics interface. I saw a demo of it recently, and that is very cool. It is an almost-3d interface that does semi-transparent window effects, live. The coolest of these would be the 3d flip of tasks (screenshot) but I can't get that to work on my laptop.
The transparencies on the program windows make for good eye candy. I must admit I really like the taskbar thumbnails.
All my programs (the ones I care about) still work, so we'll see. Office 2007 is just plain weird to me, at least for now.
So, if I am offline more often, you know why...