was the first thing I noticed about this beta. It really felt like I was installing a linux distro (like ubuntu) where there were minimum number of questions and it just zipped right through. So far it looks like what it is, Vista with a cool task bar and some other minor features. Lots of stuff are under the hood so I can’t really comment too much.
Paul Thurott has lots of good info though at http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/
So far though it works just like a Windows system does. I did the hover over icon in the taskbar to see previews and really liked it. I installed some programs and so far no problems.