Visual Tour: Windows Vista Begins To Get Real | | January 5, 2006 | Network Computing: "Visual Tour: Windows Vista Begins To Get Real
The December pre-beta 2 release of Windows Vista offers the first true glimpse of the OS but is missing key elements.
Jan 5, 2006 | By Scot Finnie
Microsoft delivered the December CTP (Community Technology Preview) beta -- Build 5270 of Windows Vista -- on December 19, 2005. The company held a brief press conference with little fanfare. The list of new features it presented is, overall, not impressive. But when you sit down and use this build, what becomes immediately clear is that literally hundreds of little things about this version of Vista are much closer to final than in any previous build. And for the first time in about year, Microsoft is describing the OS's look and feel by the codename Aero — a sign that the user-interface work is gelling. The personality of this product is beginning to emerge."