Windows Vista Build 5381 Screenshot Gallery 1

Paul Thurrott has posted some screenshots of the latest Vista build 5381, here.

Well, this was a nice surprise. I knew that the Beta 2 version of Windows Vista would be based on build 5381, but we had been told that Microsoft wouldn’t be shipping any more interim Vista builds after build 5365 (see my review). Then, late on Friday, May 5, 2006, Microsoft quietly shipped an early, pre-Beta 2 version of Windows Vista build 5381 to testers and others close to the software giant. That means we’ve able to preview what Beta 2 will look like before it officially ships on or before May 22.

His next review will not be until Beta 2.