I installed the latest Beta release of Vista on my MacBook last night using Parallels. It seems to work just fine. This will allow me to access Windows specific content and let me evaluate the newest OS from Redmond. I do not have a regular PC powerful enough to run Vista, so the MacBook was my only option.
Am I the only one to notice that Microsoft are openly playing on their Evil Empire reputation by making the default theme for Vista black and gray? They went from a boring but perfect for business gray of Windows 95 to the pre-school blue and green of XP and now are trying to be hip with glossy black – like an iPod or something.
Only Apple’s GUI is professional looking now. Or if you prefer free software – Gnome is your best bet for simplicity. More about Vista in the days to come, as I set it up for .Net 2.0 and 3.0 programming.