As a follow-up to the links I posted to the series of articles in TechNet magazine, here is another good analysis from ArsTechnica.  This is a very respectable piece with constructive criticism. 

From the intro:

Editor's Note: In "Windows Vista: more than just a pretty face," we began our extensive assessment of Windows Vista with a focus on the changes to the graphical framework of Windows. We also talked about improvements to the general Windows API, the media foundation, and improvements in sound. In what follows, we look at three remaining areas of major improvement for Vista: security, networking, and storage. At the end, we present the first round of our criticisms of the new OS. In the coming weeks, we will unveil our performance-oriented examination of the OS. Without further ado...

Windows Vista: Under the Hood: Page 1

Technorati tags: , ,