Bill Gates showed off some of Vista’s new features yesterday during his opening keynote at CES 2006. Some of the features he demo’d did not sound that earth shattering, and in particular new features like the Sidebar sound suspiciously like Google Desktop.
Other interesting announcements:
- Gates also mentioned a partnership with DirecTV to allow subscribers to download content to Windows PCs, XBox 360 and other Windows media devices in the ‘Plays for Sure’ range of products.
- The Treo 700w was announced, running Windows Mobile operating system, instead of Palm OS (which Treo’s have been using up until now – consumers can now either choose Windows Mobile, or the Palm flavour)