Sorry to my overseas readers – it has been pointed out to me by an individual in the UK that this site is only available in “limited geographies and languages”. I did not know that. 🙁
So you want to play with Vista – but your’e not about to screw up your current OS / computer to give it a peak and don’t want to drop cash on an OS you’re not sure you’ll like?
Well here’s your chance to play with it . . . for free . . . on OUR (virtual) hardware . . .
Looks like we have a LOT of Vista Virtual Server images being hosted on (I’m guessing) lots of physical servers . . . the VPC that I connected up to had 1GB of RAM and was pretty snappy (well – the applications launched fast – but they’ve got the VPC’s configured to do true color so on my 3Mbps DSL connection I could watch the screen repaint).
What’s the catch? Well you have to supply an email address (doesn’t seem to need to be valid . . . wait was that out loud?) and you have to install the VPC AX control on IE6 or later (sorry Firefox fanboys). Other than that – you can try out all of Vista’s cool new features for your self and there’s a little lab off to the right to guide you through the process as you click around in the VPC and do stuff.