UK gets a full taste of Vista

With almost as much aplomb as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates has been treading the boards at the British Library to unveil (or should that be re-unveil?) Wind

With almost as much aplomb as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates has been treading the boards at the British Library to unveil (or should that be re-unveil?) Windows Vista to us Brits.Expect a raft of adverts just about everywhere extolling the new OS's 'wow' factor – that means ease of use, entertainment, improved security, a tasty 3D effect front-end and all-round general Mac OS-alike swankiness.And as if to prove his love for all things British, Bill's been showing off all the UK specific 'Gadgets' – think Mac Dashboard Widgets or Google's Desktop Gadgets. There's video news from ITN, betting from BetFair and team specific Gadgets from the likes of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.Amazon is taking orders now with delivery by tomorrow while some stores are opening past midnight for eager beavers.To read our blow by blow account of the launch just follow the link below.

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