Yesterday evening, however, things went a step further. The Windows Vista Blog Team reported the release of Interim Windows Vista Build 5728:
"The build is available to the public.
Here's our official message to our testers:
Updated Test Build Available (September 2006): Microsoft is looking for volunteers to help test an updated, interim release of Windows Vista. This build (5728) has a number of improvements and updates from RC1, but has not been put through the same internal testing process as RC1. We are making this release available for a limited time only in order to get broad distribution and testing in a variety of PC configurations. Click here if you are interested in testing this release. Otherwise, please use the links below to download RC1 (build 5600)."
All that has led to even more developments. There is now a forum where Vista testers can post their "Windows Vista Rants & Raves". One feature that I am sure everyone is going to rave about is the "Ability to Mute the Windows Vista Start-up Sound". That's right, Microsoft listened when customers said they want to be able to disable the default start-up sound that plays during boot-up of Windows Vista. Now "Play Windows startup sound" can be unchecked in the Sound control panel.
"One more thing to note: users of Toshiba models M400, M4 and M5 should do a clean install (not upgrade) of this build."
How about the New Vista Nature Wallpapers? Nice, but I'll hold out for the roses.