Vista RC1 is out. The technical refresh of Office 2007 is out. Hard drives are whirring as images are being made and installations attempted. (Time permitting, I’m taking the plunge this weekend.) Some times things go swimmingly, some times not. Josh Einstein has chronicled some of his experiences of the bleeding edge of Beta land in a series of posts that are very informative. He also includes a mindmap of his procedures. Check out his posts here and here.