Today, Austin gave us a trip report from PDC. As you may know, Microsoft demoed many things at PDC, including the successor to Vista, code-named Windows 7. Actually Austin gave the talk from a machine running Windows 7. I have to say that Windows 7 looks like a significant improvement on Vista. Aside from the eye candy (which is good too) it does seem that Windows 7 is both faster and smaller (it can target netbooks!). I'm really looking forward to playing with a beta!
[There's stuff on the web if you want to take a look. Here's some material on ZDNet. ]