Those who have worked with the beta version of Windows Vista applaud its superior tools for organizing, retrieving and using information, for communicating and collaborating with others, and for protecting PCs from malicious Internet invaders. Developers are thumbs up on the flexible and powerful features that will enable them to build the next generation of Windows applications. Administrators appreciate its enhanced security. And everyone is talking about Vista's 'Aero' glass-like transparent windows, which make multitasking easier. Windows Vista in a Nutshell is the latest in a long line of bestselling Windows in a Nutshell editions. Written for enthusiasts and IT pros, this comprehensive reference covers every feature of the new operating system, which will be sold to millions of Windows XP and 2000 upgraders and installed on all new PCs shipped. The book also offers practical advice on migrating to Vista, making it work properly, and more. In addition, two introductory chapters will be included that will give readers a grounding in the new operating system, and explain how it differs from Windows XP. Author Preston Gralla is a longtime O'Reilly author whose recent books include Windows XP Hacks and Internet Annoyances.