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Windows Vista RC2 now available for public consumption

Windows Vista RC2 has been released and is available for download. Turns out we were wrong when we reported that RC2 would be available only to Microsoft beta testers. However, Microsoft is saying it will be available "for a limited time only" and "may not have the same level of support" as RC1 (whatever that means). The RC2 download is an ISO file that must be burned to a DVD, so if your computer...

Microsoft to release Vista RC2 on Friday

Despite its previous statements to the contrary, on Friday Microsoft will be putting out a second release candidate of Windows Vista, sort of. According to Paul Thurrott, what Microsoft is calling "RC2" is the last pre-release build that will be seen before Vista's official release to manufacturers, but isn't anything more than an ordinary interim build. Unlike RC1, RC2 won't be a public release...

Leopard vs. Vista: Who stole what from whom?

Steve Jobs & Co. spent quite a lot of time at Apple's WWDC on Monday talking about Windows Vista. A whole segment of they keynote, in fact, was dedicated to Microsoft's upcoming OS and how much it copies from Apple's OS X. Apple really, really doesn't want you to forget what features it came up with first--but what features did it really come up with first? Lifehacker explored this question...

Internet Explorer 7 sucks on standards

Windows experts and web developers are unhappy with Microsoft. Yes, again. Since Internet Explorer 7 was announced, Microsoft has promised that supporting current web standards was high on its list. It turns out, though, that by at least one report, IE7 will only support 54% of the CSS 2.1 standard, as compared to 52 in Firefox 1.5 and 96% in Opera 9. In addition to making a whole lot of web...

What's new in Windows Vista build 5456

Microsoft has released build 5456 of Windows Vista to its closed testing group, the first test build since the public release of Vista Beta 2 a couple weeks ago, and Windows guru Paul Thurrott has his usual screenshot-packed overview of what's changed in this version. Thurrott wasn't especially pleased with Beta 2's bugs but says build 5456 "makes up a lot of lost ground," and that "it's hard not...

Paul Thurrott on the newest Windows Vista builds

Genuine Windows enthusiast Paul Thurrott keeps us constantly supplied with new info and screenshots from Redmond, and this week over at his Windows SuperSite he's posted his review and screenshot gallery of the most recent build of Windows Vista, 5365. This is the last build of Vista before Beta 2, and Thurrott says, "Windows Vista is, overall, a huge improvement over Windows XP," which...