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  • Enable Windows Vista's New Boot Screen

    A member of AeroXperience's Forum has posted instructions on how to enable the new Windows Vista Boot Screen that supposedly replaces the empty black screen with the gray status bars we've seen for quite some time. Click here for the instructions to enable the new Boot Screen in Build 5381 . Thanks Andre...
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  • Beta 2 May not be Build 5381 (Updated)?

    Paul Thurrott is now reporting that although Microsoft still intends to had out Windows Vista Beta 2 DVD's out at WinHEC, we may not be seeing Build 5381 as the Beta 2 Build . Its interesting to see how the road to Beta 2 is unfolding. I would have thought seeing as WinHEC is less than two weeks away...
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  • Windows Media Player 11 for XP Details

    Bink talks about some details posted by the website The Hot Fix in regards to possibly seeing Windows Media Player 11 Beta for XP enter public preview mode later this month. The beta is expected to hit May 17th, and be open to the public. As expected, some features available on the Vista version of Windows...
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  • At the Windows Vista Beta 2 Lab: Day 1

    Today was an awesome day. Robert and I flew out to Seattle for the Windows Vista Beta 2 Lab for Featured Communities. This lab is designed to give the Featured Communities a closer look at the upcoming Beta 2 Release, slated for the week of May 22nd to be handed out to folks attending WinHEC. Tonight...
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  • Windows SideShow on 10

    Laura and Tina over at the 10 Show take a look at Windows SideShow. Windows SideShow is the new hardware technology that is exists in an auxiliary display on the exterior of devices such as laptops, cell phones, and even Media Center Remote Controls. You can read more on the low-down about SideShow here...
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  • Windows Vista Build 5381 Released

    Microsoft last night released yet another interim build of Windows Vista - Build 5381. This is certainly a very interesting releasing seeing as Paul Thurrott had stated this build would be Beta 2 . My only guess is they might be giving us step one of a 5381 fork that will eventually be stablized and...
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  • Windows Vista Beta 2 Coming to WinHEC

    According to Paul Thurrott, Build 5381 will be finalized and released at WinHEC this year - with a broader Customer Preview Program (CPP) release in the following days. While I have no doubt Paul is correct about getting Beta 2 at WinHEC, I remain skeptical about the build number. Several weeks ago he...
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  • New User Access Control Articles

    The User Access Control (UAC) Blog talks about the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 that's coming . The toolkit will be a major asset for Developers wanting to test their applications for Windows Vista and UAC. ALSO: The UAC Blog has an indepth article on UAC Prompts in a Secure Desktop Environment...
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  • Glass with Office 2007 on Windows Vista

    Jensen Harris put online some screenshots that show us exactly what Glass will look like on Windows Vista . Here's what Jensen tells us about the screenshots: We're still planning on some visual tweaks based on feedback and to optimize for glass, especially in the upper-left corner (or, as we call it...
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  • New York Times Embraces Vista

    The New York Times has developed a desktop application for reading your news called Times Reader . Times reader takes full advantage of the technologies in Windows Vista. Here's a bit from the Press Release: Overall, the Times Reader enhances the onscreen reading experience through Windows Presentation...
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