Okay, I cant be the only one using the beta of Windows Vista right now. What are your impressions of it? First off, it took a long time to get installed right. I had to resize the partition of my C: drive and created a new partition with the live version of the program GParted. First install didnt go well, things seemed to not work right, so I reformated the partition. However, when you uninstall, the irritating Vista boot loader remains. I had to take some steps to get it off. Then I started from scratch, and reinstalled agian. This time, things seemed to work how they were supposed to. The drivers for my graphics card installed correctly, and the sound card drivers actually worked correctly this time. Now for my impressions. Its very very nice and slick looking. Problem is, at times it feels like Im using a Mac . There are the little "widgit" thing in OSX here, but thy're called Gadgets, and can be kinda fun to toy with. I keep a gauge of my CPU and Memory usage on my desktop, which I like. What I dont like is that the OS seems require permission to do almost anything, which while irritating, could help against viruses and such. It even wouldnt let me into the "users" folder on my XP partition without permission. I also cant get to the Run command without going to the Task Manager. Annoying. I dont like alot of the menu changes; I like menus more when they're tabed. The worst thing about it is that it seems to want to call out to the internet alot. One thing that bugged me durring the install of WMP 11 were the words: "Would you like to send info of your use to content providers?" Hell NO! Internet Explorer 7... Its actually useable!! Tabs! Oh how I love tabs! Its also nice and slick, and not alot of stupid crap going on near the address bar. I like, I like. But I dont think it will switch me from Firefox too soon. Anyway, I wont feel any rush to upgrade my operating system when it comes out. Its a nice system, but not really necessary IMO. I still like XP just fine, but I will be willing to upgrade when DirectX 10 games come out (Crysis), and I get a new computer ($$$$). Anyone else using this beta?