eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM

Windows Version Six--a.k.a. Windows Vista.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - UAC

User Account Control makes us safer, trading small, short-term annoyances (like extra clicking) for big, long-term annoyances (like malware removal).

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Integrated Search

Integrated Search means faster access to files, programs and people.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Mobility Center

Mobility Center collects laptop and tablet options. Its open to OEMs--lets hope they give our system trays a break and actually use it.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Metadata

Expanded support for file metadata can help make integrated search more useful.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Stacked

Stack it, sort it, group it--Windows Explorer offers new ways to look at our stuff.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Previous Versions

Restore a previous version of the document you lost--and leave IT alone.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - E-mail in Explorer

Thumb through your e-mail using Windows Explorer--provided youre running one of the supported Microsoft mail clients.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Windows Sidebar

The variety of gadgets out there for Windows Sidebar has so far been underwhelming. Wed really be impressed by support for Mac OS X gadgets.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Network Applet

We have no love for the new system tray networking icon. It sports a bunch of new right-click options, none of which were interested in, and it doesnt let you directly view available wireless networks, DHCP connections and adapter status (as Wind

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Aero Is Fancy

With the right graphics adapter, Vista will let you shuffle fancifully through your open Windows.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Tab Tiling

It doesnt make up for the browsers lack of search-while-typing functionality, but Internet Explorer 7s tile tabbing is a handy feature we hope to see soon in Firefox.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Control Panel Vistas

From a usability standpoint, one of Vistas real strengths is the way it makes the Windows Control Panel more accessible and more context-sensitive than its been in the past.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Vista Pre-RTM - Customize Start Menu

The Windows Start Menu has become more useful and more configurable under Vista.

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