A guide to the most outstanding elements in this latest Microsoft operating system
The new interface looks amazing
The Windows Aero interface manages to be both eye-catching and unobtrusive. Much of this is down to the Aero Glass transparency effects on window borders and menus – you can now see exactly what's where on the desktop. And the frosted look gives it a futuristic feel, but without ever getting in the way.
There's a whole bunch of new effects, such as Flip3D, which shows every running application in a scrollable 3D stack of windows. You can actually see movies and games still ...