Chris Pirillo on Gates' talk at CES:
In the first broad demonstration of Windows Vista for consumers, Gates showed how Microsoft's next-generation operating system, due later this year, will offer customers powerful new advances in security, search capability and digital entertainment. He highlighted how Windows Vista will bring clarity to customers' digital world and help them easily accomplish everyday tasks, instantly find what they want, enjoy the latest in entertainment, keep their personal information safe, and stay connected at home or on the go.
He highlighted some of the most compelling consumer-oriented features of Windows Vista, including a sleek user interface, richer multitasking experiences and deep integration of search throughout the operating system. He also showed the new Windowsr Photo Gallery, which will make managing and working with digital photos easier.
That'll all be great until the first time you slap a new DVD into the machine you upgraded to Vista, believing all this hype - and get the beautiful experience of being told that you can't watch it - for your own protection, of course. Kind of like the new ColdPlay CD - the whole idea is to *cough* enhance *cough* your experience.