Windows Vista CTP Build 5381 (Beta 2?) on VMWare Workstation 5.5.1 (build 19175)...
crosspost from http://rextang.net/blogs/work/
As I just installed Windows Vista CTP Build 5365, soon found that there is a newer version (build 5381) that's available, so I also had a install of Vista build 5381 today, still installing on VMWare Workstation 5.5.1 build 19175. The installation process was just as smooth as like what I've done in installing 5365, simple and fast this time.
Comparing the differences of those 2 builds, one obvious thing is that the sidebar is transparent to background wallpaper now. which was told by my friend Clay Chang (glad that he is also now doing his blog posts...). I also have a try to the new Windows Media Player 11, since the sound card emulation is working. well, it's nice to see the versions are evolving, although the functions seem like the same by just looking the surface.
Couple weeks ago rumors said that this build 5381 would be the version of Vista Beta 2, although not confirmed by official Microsoft, but I did heard about that Vista beta 2 is out for download, just right before the Vista Lab at Singapore 2 days later.
anyway, I'll just test Vista features on my VMWare virtual machine, not going to install in a physical partition and am going to see whole functioning Vista beta 2 build at Singapore Vista Lab ( or if I am able to finish my download of beta 2 today I'll also do a VMWare VM install of beta 2).
Flying to Singapore soon, will update once I got there.
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