Microsoft offering free Vista "test drive"
Microsoft recently unveiled a new web site called “Windows Vista Test Drive” designed to allow business users, consumers, and the merely curious to find out what running Microsoft’s latest operating system might be like without actually having to install it.
The web site requires Windows 2000 or XP, Internet Explorer 6 or 7, and Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Remote Control (VMRC) Advanced ActiveX control, which is installed when the user first visits the page?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ã¹IE 7 dutifully reminds the user of all the inherent dangers of installing ActiveX controls first, but eventually allows the installation. For fun, I tried out the site under Windows Vista itself, and it worked fine.
Full story: Ars Technica