I am actually looking forward to Windows Vista, especially after watching the Microsoft presentation at E3. The gaming advantages with such things as a friends list really does appeal to someone like me, who has used an Xbox 360 and enjoys such enriched online facilities already.
Along with this new sleek vision for Windows Vista is a new Windows Media Player now at version 11, however even those of us using Windows XP can try out the latest beta of this software.
Initial impressions are good, although the black colour scheme looks a little odd next to my virtually all blue theme with Windows Media Center Edition 2005. It feels far more fluid to use and easier to navigate, so I have high hopes for Vista if this translates to the Operating System as well.