Tech Testers Get a New Windows Vista Build
Build 5536 is out to technical beta testers. The build, designated "pre-RC1," shows off some of the new features and design and performance tweaks that Microsoft will release to millions of testers next month.After weeks of waiting for a new, official Windows Vista test build, testers got their fix on Aug. 25, when Microsoft posted release number 5536 for download. The new build is available to a preselected set of technical beta testers only. The new release is designated as a "pre-RC1," or pre-Release Candidate 1, build. The build previews some of the new features and design changes that Microsoft will make available to millions of testersprobably some time next monthas part of the Vista RC1 build. Microsoft officials did not respond by the time this article was published to questions as to what is new in the latest build.
But a number of testers who downloaded the build in the early hours of Friday morning were impressed by the performance improvements that Microsoft had made to the latest Vista build.