Windows Vista

Here I am, sitting in front of Windows Vista Beta 2 for the first time. She's an interesting toy at this point. Lots of visual polish, decent/good performance, and a myriad of features that I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of. I'm relatively pleased with how different Vista is from XP... I was expecting XP with a different skin, but that's not the case at all. You can tell that a lot of thought has gone into refactoring the UI, protecting the user from the Internet, etc. There have been a few frustrations, but overall I'm impressed.