Windows Vista ist in der Oktober CTP Ausgabe verfügbar. Einen Überblick über die Neuerungen beschreibt Robert McLaws in seinem Blog:

„What’s New:

    Internet Explorer – This is a build closer to Beta 2, with a bunch of new features:

  • Tabs – Now under the address bar… woo hoo!!!
  • Better Phishing Filter
  • ActiveX „Opt-In“ – Practically all ActiveX controls are off by default. Users have to specifically enable the ones they want to use. As a result, the XMLHTTP object that is so heavily used in AJAX websites is now native code for the browser, and not an ActiveX control.
  • Parental Controls – Windows Parental Controls tied into the browser.
  • Favorites Center – FINALLY a better Favorites management experience.
  • QuickTabs – Microsoft one-ups Firefox with an overview screen of all open tabs.
  • Tab Groups (or Tab Favorites) – You can save a series of open tabs as a single group, and open that group as a favorite.
  • Advanced Printing – Multi-page print preview with a default option to print only the selected text. You can also manipulate the margins live and see the results in a „print designer“.
  • Developer Toolbar – I’m presuming that this is the same as what was released for IE6.
  • Standards – Improvements to the way IE handles international domain names, and CSS 2.1 support.

Networking

  • Network Center – Replaces „My Network Places“ and „Network Neigfhborhood“.
  • Improved TCP/IP stack – You now have more control over network bindings, and there appears to be more fit and polish to the unified IPv4/IPv6 stack.
  • Diagnostics – Built-in memory, hard drive, and network diagnostics to help resolve common problems automatically.
  • Windows Mobility Center – New control panel to access common settings, such as screen brightness, volume, and power management. It’s reminiscent of a car dashboard.
  • Windows Media Player 11 – It may still be branded WMP10, but it’s definitely v11. The UI is nowhere near final, but it’s still sweet. Definitely worth playing around with.

What’s Hinted At:

  • Windows AntiSpyware – It’s in the Security Center, but it’s just a visual cue… there’s no code in there yet.

What’s Broke:

  • Windows Media Center – doesn’t seem to work on my Tecra M4 if I use the Nvidia GeForce 6600 driver (to finally get Glass) instead of the Nvidia GeForce Go 6200/6600 drivers for XP.
  • Tablet features – The TIP throws a Win32 exception when I shut down, and the neat pen-related visual cues (the „magic“ halo when you hold the pen down, etc). The TIP still renders horribly under Glass.

What’s Missing:

  • Sidebar – Don’t expect to see it in distributed builds until Beta 2. NOTE: The bootleg Sidebar that’s been going around the net doesn’t work on 5231

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