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Looking forward to Windows Vista...

Ha! I've been playing around with my copy of Windows Vista and IE 7 for a while and I can conclude: Microsoft has put some serious work into these products, but they failed to make them good. For each usability feature, I can see at least one security hole, and for each security fix, I can see at least another standards-incompliance or usability screwup.

I don't want to go into details, just five points that I have not been able to research further yet:

So Longhorn seems to be XP with some visual goodies and some interesting usability improvements, but without any technological advantages. You do get some haphazard attempts to close existing security problems, but none of these seem to be well thought through.

I am not surprised. And still looking for a proper browser, since Firefox and Opera tend to annoy the hell out of me.