I forgot that my XBox 360 USB controllers work with Vista; now that I plugged one in, I can fly through the Virtual Earth, just like Sidebar_Geek does in this video! As soon as I inserted my controller into my Vista machine, the driver installed without a problem. Windows Update then told me there was an even newer driver and promptly downloaded it as well.
While I fiddle with this controller a little bit, have a look-see at the two minute video above. I love a mouse as much as the next cat, but there’s something to be said for quickly navigating around the Earth using a game controller.