Microsoft Offering Free Windows Vista Test Drive
The folks at Microsoft have recently unveiled a new site called "Windows Vista Test Drive", which allows you to give Windows Vista a limited try before deciding if you want to set it up on your box or not. The site requires Windows 2000 or XP, IE 6 or 7 and the MS VMRC Advanced ActiveX control plugin, which installs itself automatically when you first try to access the service.
I didn't run into any problem while trying out my "virtual" copy of Vista, but the access was excruciatingly slow, reminding me of a time when I had to connect to remote PCs via a phone line to manage them. Since the site is fairly new, this general slowness is probably caused by the massive number of people trying to access it, so please be patient or wait a few weeks, things should be faster by then.
Check it out!