Images: A look inside Windows Vista beta

Images: A look inside Windows Vista beta

Summary: Testers have been dissecting the beta version of Microsoft's next big OS since late July. Here's a look at some of the features you might end up using.

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  • Vista's new graphics engine, Avalon, allows detailed thumbnail views of all media files, eliminating the need to guess.

  • New search capabilities built into Vista make it easy to group and index your music files.

  • Embedded within Vista is an integrated desktop search. You're not limited to just filename and file type; Vista will allow you to search for a variety of criteria, such as the bit depth and camera model information supplied by your digital camera.

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Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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