Steve – As many of you know Aero Glass is the name given to the beautiful high-end interface of Windows Vista. As we’ve released Beta 2 (build 5384.4) to MSDN (and very soon to TechNet – this delta will dissapear very soon) then many of you will be able to install it for yourself. Browse here to find out how / where to get Windows Vista Beta 2 for yourself.
There are a couple of “gochas” regarding moving up. Primarily you can’t actually upgrade from a build earlier than 5382 (which wasn’t released to the community) – you have to perform a clean install. Sadly the installation program doesn’t inform you of this initially – it first checks to make sure you have in excess of 6.6Gb free disk space. I made the space, restarted the installation (involving a reboot and re-entering my license key) only to find that I had to start from scratch. |