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Windows Vista Launch

By sizemore Last edited 122 months ago
Windows Vista Launch
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Windows Vista was launched in the UK today and Bill Gates was on hand to put the operating system through its paces at the British Library Full press release here, but this was the part that caught our eye:

Bill Gates and Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library, also announced the digital reunification of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. The two notebooks, known as the Codices, are owned by the British Library (Codex Arundel) and Bill Gates (Codex Leicester) respectively. A British Library technology called ‘Turning The Pages 2.0’ which runs on Windows Vista has made it possible to bring the two parts of da Vinci’s notebook together for the first time since his death in 1519

That's cool. Try that on a Mac and they'd probably have to redesign the codex so it was properly colour co-ordinated first. But let's not get into the Windows vs Mac debate. We can quite happily use both here at Londonist and were just as keen to get out hands on the new Macbooks as we are to play with the new Windows operating system.

Have a wander over to the new Windows Vista website for a chance to win a bunch of cool stuff; a photography safari in Kenya, tickets for the premiere of the Transformers movie, a trip to the Tokyo games show and a wander around the MS campus among other things.

Thanks to Jonny for the use of the photo. More here.

Last Updated 30 January 2007