Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd May 2006 21:27 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows "Windows Vista Build 5384 has been released to Tech Beta testers at Microsoft Connect. Build 5384 is the real deal: Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 Milestone Build! Contrary to public opinion and 'leaked' information, Windows Vista Beta 2 is not a mere recompile of Vista 5381.1 and it isn't 5381.4; Vista 5384 is Beta 2 and it's official! Microsoft has already launched the public download site for Vista Beta 2, but no more than that, only the site is live, but the build is not ready for download to non-techbeta testers yet." eWeek reviews the Beta ("Windows Vista Beta 2 shows steady progress, but the new 3D Aero Glass user interface in particular still flakes out"), and also has a slideshow.
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RE[2]: Note...
by lord_rob on Wed 24th May 2006 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Note..."
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What do you get when you buy a Windows license ? A wonderful word processor which is Wordpad. An image processing tool (MSPaint) and also some great games (Solitaire, Minesweeper). A windows license alone is nothing (I don't know about Vista but I doubt it'll be different) so please don't say vista will be a "fully fledged consumer oriented desktop operating system" ...

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