From The New York Times : "When a Microsoft public relations rep called last month, inviting me to a presentation about gaming on Vista, the new version of Windows that the company plans to introduce early next year, I initially thought it would be a waste of time.
"What's the point?" I asked. "Vista isn't coming out until 2007. So I'm going to sit through some canned demonstrations of stuff that will all change in the next six months anyway. It's not like you're going to let me walk out with a test copy of Vista to really put it through its paces."
I was wrong; it was not a waste of time. And walking out with a test, or beta, copy of Vista is exactly what the company let me do. It even shipped me a screamer of a PC (by VoodooPC, the Lamborghini of computer makers) to use to evaluate how top video games perform under the new operating system."