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Windows 7 Build 7048, which leaked out of Microsoft's labs last week, isn't the long-awaited Release Candidate (RC), but it does include changes that were checked in after the beta release and will be a part of the RC when it's ready. So far, the new wallpaper (shown here) is getting most of the attention, but there are many more subtle tweaks as well. Here's a preview of 21 changes — some big, some small — that have been added since the December 2008 beta release.
Switch from Control Panel's default category view to old-school large or small icons using the new drop-down view menu.