As many of you know, I run a Windows Vista forum and have been testing the Vista beta operating system for a while now. Since SEO's are generally geeks who are interested in such things, I thought I'd share my opinions of Vista so far.
My computer doesn't have enough graphics oomph to display the Aero glass theme, so I can't comment on that from personal experience. I'm running the Vista basic theme, and even it is beautiful. The icons, toolbars, windows, etc. are a huge improvement.
Some of the things I like best about Vista are the improvements on the geeky side of things. The information you are used to seeing about your various hard drives has been greatly enhanced. There's tons of info to be had about all aspects of your computer, all laid out in clear, easy to comprehend ways.
In fact, everything seems to be laid out in a more organized fashion now. Things just seem to make sense. And just like we SEOs like to have "related posts" or "related threads" or "related links" on our pages, Vista likes to put related items near whatever you are looking at. So, if you happen to stumble into the wrong place, you're likely to find a link to the right place nearby.
The built-in search feature simply WORKS. Gotta love that.
The security built in seems to be great, but since I'm no security expert, I can't really comment on it much.
Love some of the new apps, such as the Windows Calendar and Photo Gallery.
All in all, I'd say this is a great OS. The beta version, of course, tends to be slightly buggy, but I've encountered relatively few problems considering it's beta status. People love to bash on Microsoft, but I just want to get the word out from a positive point of view. Personally, I think Vista rocks.