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Now take a look at the transparency effects on display in this screenshot

Oh, that's royally useless, no question. And making the taskbar pseudo transparent can only be of use if you have the bar set to auto-hide (which it isn't) -- in that case it could pop up without having to resize your apps.

Transparency should be used subtly and for specific reasons. Are you surprised that MS didn't get it? I'm not.

yet I know beyond a shadow of a doubt I'll be forced to upgrade to it someday..

Yeah. Same. But I thought much the same about XP and it's activation "features" back before it came out. Really all the pontificating on whether or not Vista is worth a shit is useless right now -- even with the betas floating around it won't be apparent what the advantages and drawbacks will be until well after it's released.

I'm hoping I can use XP for some time to come; so far the only "compelling" reason I've heard for moving to Vista is its alleged support of CableCard for media center PCs, and even then it's so DRM entangled as to be nearly useless (and then there are the allegations that you won't be able to build your own cablecard capable system).

As long as they release DX10 for XP I can't see any reason to go to Vista. Even the "XP only" games work just fine on Win2k for instance. It's all a matter of how many hoops you're willing to jump through to make things work... and we won't know which OS has fewer hoops for a year or two.

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