Download now the new Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 test version. Dubbed Windows Vista Beta 2, it provides a glimpse in Windows Vista Ultimate.
The download is about 3 GB in size, so be prepared with patience: 3.0 mbps = 4.5 - 5.5 hours, while a 256 kbps link will download the file in 54 - 64 hours.
The Windows Vista Beta 2 was aimed at either expert developers or IT specialists.
"Some risks of using (Microsoft Windows Vista) beta operating systems include hardware and software incompatibility and system instability. This is beta code and should not be used in a production environment or on a main machine in the home.
This Beta 2 release is now available in three languages (English, German, and Japanese) and in 32-bit and 64-bit editions."
Windows Vista Beta 2 can be obtained either by asking Microsoft to send the DVD kit, or get the ISO from the www, then burn it on a DVD and install.
Windows Vista Beta 2 for the Enterprise features Windows Meeting Space, the new collaboration feature in Microsoft Windows Vista, new Roaming User Profiles and Folder Redirection, Instant Search, and Search Folders. It also provides the Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Solution 3.0, Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Version 5.0 beta, User Account Control, Internet Explorer Protected Mode, and Windows Firewall.
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