Welcome to Microsoft Windows Vista. I was given a pre-Beta 1 release (5098 7/15/05) that I am told by Microsoft is equivalent, at least in appearance, to Beta 1. Well find out when Beta 1 is released in the next few days.
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2David Courseys Vista Cruise – Application search
Typing into the search box is one way to find the program you are looking for in Windows Vista. Typing the letter c immediately brought up these programs. One of them, Network Projection, is among WinVistas major new features, intended to e
3David Courseys Vista Cruise – Connect to a Projector
I selected Connect to a Projector but since there isnt one on my network, nothing appeared in the selection window. In the Start Menu, Ive opened All Programs (selecting Back returns me to the view youve seen) and opened the
4David Courseys Vista Cruise – IE 7 crashes
This is a picture of Internet Explorer 7 crashing. Microsoft says WinVista will be more active in searching for solutions when you encounter problems. I am not sure what I did to anger the Browsing Gods. IE7 did work when I installed the OS, but later sto
5David Courseys Vista Cruise – Virtual Folders
Virtual Folders are, essentially, persistent search results created using the meta data attached to your files. This is a Microsoft-provided screen shot showing some of these folders containing various content types.
6David Courseys Vista Cruise – Windows Explorer
This is Windows Explorer in WinVista, browsing the My Documents folder out on the network. Notice how, at the bottom of the screen, WinVista practically implores you to add metadata. Comments, ratings, project names, and other information stored will t
7David Courseys Vista Cruise – Control Panels
This is the new look of the Control Panels and, yes, there is a Classic View thats still available.
8David Courseys Vista Cruise – Add or Remove Programs
This is the new look of the Add or Remove Programs control panel. I like the information about the program thats included at the bottom. What I dont like is that I cant uninstall SnagIt, which doesnt work (yet) on Windows Vista. That
9David Courseys Vista Cruise – Security check
The beta implements some new security features, but doesnt always recognize that I am administrator. Here, I am unable to drag a shortcut to the Recycle Bin but lack sufficient permission.
What I cannot show you, because PrtScn wo
10David Courseys Vista Cruise – Security check: disarmed
Yes, you can turn off the feature and then WinVista wont ask for your password before making changes. Do this and your will make a hackers day. Id like to show you more security features, but most of what is in this release is under-the-covers.
11David Courseys Vista Cruise – IE 7 Browser
After reinstalling the OS, I was able to grab this nice shot of IE7 sitting open on the WinVista desktop. You cant see the cursor, but at the top I have opened the lit (in red) Web Feeds icon that allows me to subscribe to