Windows Vista RC1 has recently been released and will be released to the public – via download – later this week. After horrid beta-releases, the crowd was shocked at how miserable a state Windows was in. Nonetheless, faith in Microsoft’s next-gen operating system has returned, as of the excellent and bug-free build number 5536. RC1 is uniform and stable, from what I’ve been reading up on lately; stable enough for me to grab the download and install it some time around.
The consistent new User Interface, improved security and networking, integrated search and some futuristic features (like ReadyBoost and SuperFetch) are a key array of arguments made by Microsoft to justify that Windows has positively evolved. Like everything at Microsoft’s, there are flaws that are yet to be evaluated.