Vista On XP!
Here's a little something for the 'Cool File'!
If you don't want to risk getting Vista so soon after its release but still want to have a taste of what it will look like, look no further. I found a cool installer that changes the Shell in XP to look and act like Vista or Longhorn (take your pick).
CrystalXP.net has created a few themes to give you a glimpse into the future of Windows. These are stand-alone installers and do not interfere the system at all. I have it installed myself, and it really does look sexy!
To get this look, you need to download two items:
Download the Desktop Sidebar from FileForums, and install.
Download your preferred BricoPack from CrystalXP.net, and install (reboot required).
Once all is said and done, you can customize the 'Desktop Sidebar' and the 'Dock Object' as you see fit.