Originally Posted by telexen
Vista has *some* of these features, but mainly the ones that are smaller/unnoticed features of Compiz [Fusion]/Beryl. (example is thumbnails of minimized windows on mouseover taskbar). For the most part, Vista users should be very happy that Aero allows realtime rendering for a more smooth interface...but don't expect much more than that because MS just barely started working on it...this kind of thing has been in the works with linux for a while - I believe Sun started with the concept several years ago (3 - 4 IIRC).
True on Vista, fwiw I'm pretty happy with aero, I just prefer the way those features are implemented in Beryl..er..CF now.