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Ars Technica Reviews Windows Vista
More technical than most reviews, Peter Bright covers the APIs and what makes Vista different under the hood, including: Windows API history User interface - Windows Presentation Foundation and the Desktop Window Manager. Printing - XPS documents Under the hood - Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation Video and Audio - Media Foundation A follow-up article promises to cover security and the features that got cut. Read Windows Vista: more than just a pretty face ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:04 AM

Windows DreamScene Preview on Ultimate Extras
Finally, we get at least a taste of something that was scheduled to launch with Vista. But it's a little limited. The current preview of Windows DreamScene comes with only 1 DreamScene - a animated version of Windows Vista's default Windows Energy wallpaper. Windows DreamScene Preview announcement on The Hive Sorry for all the front page posts today Chris :) ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 14, 2007 8:33 AM

Enable Hidden Vista Boot Screen

Enable the hidden Vista "Aurora" boot screen.

Find the instructions here

Posted On Monday, February 12, 2007 6:40 AM

10 Windows Vista Myths
You'll have to buy a new, high-end PC to run Vista Vista will solve all your security problems Vista is no more secure than XP SP2 The only thing new about Vista is the eye candy You can't dual boot Vista with another operating system Vista requires (or includes) Office 2007 Most old applications and peripherals won't work with Vista You have to buy a Premium version of Vista if you have a dual core machine You won't be able to play ripped music in Vista Vista costs a lot more than XP Read full explanations ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 7, 2007 3:00 PM

Dream Gallery
DreamScene has been delayed, but the folks at WinCustomize are ready for launch. They are putting up an online gallery of motion backgrounds you can download for Vista Ultimate DreamScene whenever it finally releases. The "Dreams" will be a combination of user submitted and in house created. Right now everything is in preview stage, but I expect it will be fully functional by launch ......

Posted On Monday, February 5, 2007 7:20 AM

What Happened to Vista DreamScene?
Microsoft has an Ultimate Extra listed on their site called DreamScene that allows you to use video as your desktop. It was demoed at CES, promised at the consumer launch, and it is listed as a current extra on Microsoft's site: But it doesn't show up on my available Extras list. Anyone know what the status of this feature is? UPDATE 02/05/2007: Windows Ultimate Blog Microsoft is finalizing testing of Windows DreamScene ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1:21 PM

WebCam Gadget

Scott Hanselman has released a Vista SideBar Gadget for his AirLink Web Cam.  Changing it to work with your webcam or an internet webcam (use your imagination) is not difficult.

Posted On Wednesday, January 24, 2007 8:26 AM

Installing BitLocker Drive Encryption

What is BitLocker? Vista has the capability to encrypt your entire disk drive, so if your laptop is stolen, someone can't just pop the hard drive into another computer to get the data.

Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2006 9:22 AM

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