Vista Updates (5219)

By Dave

ForgetFoo has a great list and video of the changes to Vista in the 5219 release, and some of them are worth taking note:

  • Sidebar is back
  • Outlook express how has an RSS reader integrated
  • Outlook express showing more of the visual overhaul
  • glass taskbar
  • previews of applications on taskbar
  • 3D task switcher and 3D Carosel type task switcher
  • Picture editor
  • Photo album
  • Movie Maker 3 with DVD authoring
  • .NET 2.0 framework
  • System restore wizards
  • System backup wizards
  • Software version of windows update (now does updates like OSX)
  • Pictures have a border around them in thumbnail view
  • Popup extended preview on items in explorer (biger thumbs)
  • Expanded driver support
  • Performance fixes
  • Bigger LDDM Driver support
  • IE’s CSS support has been expanded since beta 1
  • PNG support for Icons (icons are all in PNG format now in a packadge called .ICO)
  • Windows Media Player 11 (not included yet, but bits and pieces of it are in this build)
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