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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  • The improved graphics capabilities shine in the My Computer screen, with brightly colored graphs and graphics to illustrate the current state of your system.

  • Although Microsoft bowed to market pressure and is releasing a version of Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP SP2, IE 7 for Vista remains one of the key selling points for this new operating system.

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

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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