Installing python msi on Windows Vista

Finally I’ve managed to install python on my Windows Vista!
Every time I tried to install the .msi package it was stopping work just after selecting the destination folder and I was going crazy to find a solution..
Then I managed to install it correctly using msiexec

msiexec /i python-2.4.3.msi TARGETDIR="C:\Program Files\Python24" ALLUSERS=1 /qb

My first gadget

I was playing around the Windows Vista public beta 2 and I spent some time reading about the new gadgets.
At the end I did a first test creating a very simple gadget for measuring computer drives free space.
Give it a list of drives you want to take under control and it will display them into the gadget’s window.

Installation

– Download the file
– Double click on it
P.S. It requires Windows Vista beta 2 🙂

Download

Drive Meter gadget for Windows Vista
Title: Drivermeter (0 click)
Caption: Drive Meter gadget for Windows Vista
Filename: drivermeter.gadget
Size: 127 kB

Windows Vista public beta 2

I noticed today that Microsoft published public beta 2 of Windows Vista
I agree with the contract, select the download method (wow, 3.5 Gb!!), and select the location…
… and I got this error:

We are currently experiencing a high level of demand and cannot process your request at this time.

Has been someone able to get the beta?
I’m really interested in the new Windows 🙂
P.S. I saw also that Office 2007 beta is available for mere mortals 🙂
Windows Vista public beta 2
Office 2007 preview