Microsoft getting ready to get you ready for Vista

Vista_logo Our long, slow march crawl towards Windows Vista continues. Like many others, I’ve been able to install and run Vista on my Toshiba M205 Tablet, and even "get a little glass". I’m actually grabbing the latest build as we speak; build 5381 looks to be a preview of Vista Beta 2 that hits more folks next week. Paul Thurrott has a quick bunch of screenshots, but he indicates that not much has changed in this iteration. Oh, they did add support for the XBox 360 as a Media Center Extender, so I’ll be playing with that later. ;)

Now that we have more handhelds and UMPCs running full Windows XP or are Vista-capable, it’s probably a good time to see if you’ve got what it takes to run Vista. eWeek has a nice write-up with additional details to help you plan, although I’m concerned that for top performance, they’re thinking 2 GB of RAM. Regardless, they allude to a Microsoft site that we’ll see next week called "Get Ready". If you go there now, it takes you to the general information area for Windows Vista, but keep an eye out for this site to change on May 22nd.

– kct

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