If you would like to see what the Windows Vista is going to look like, then you can get the new version 5 of Stardock WindowBlinds which will use your Windows XP theming capabilities to resemble the new Vista look. It even updates it to look like the newest Beta 2 of Vista. In order to get the transparency you may want to have a decent graphics card as stated by the manufacturer. This does not hinder me from using it on my Averatec C3500 Tablet PC which only has 32MB of shared video memory. It runs without any hitches so I would definitely recommend that you give it a go. I cannot even tell that it is using any of my resources.

WindowBlinds 5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP. Stardock plans to re-brand WindowBlinds 4.6 as “WindowBlinds Classic” for users of Windows 2000 and 9x. A shareware download is available to try, and the application can be purchased for $19.95 USD.

Windows Vista Using WindowBlinds