There is some good news for all of those people who have jumped in and started testing Windows Vista Beta 2. You will get the pleasure of receiving Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) later this summer/fall when it is released.
It also looks like Microsoft is holding back some features for the release of RC1. Maybe that will be when we see their new activation features to prevent piracy? I wouldn’t think they would implement that until the final release, otherwise hackers will find a way around the activation before the public gets their hands on it.
Windows Vista Beta 2 is a very nice release and seems to run very smooth. I have had good compatibility with Vista and all of my software so I can’t really complain. It would be nice if Microsoft provided some updated builds between Beta 2 and RC1 though.