Thanks to Scott Hanselman for pointing out that Sun has released Beta 2 of the Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 6. You’ll want this update if you’re running Windows Vista RC1; otherwise you’ll find that using any Java applet turns off the fancy Aero Glass interface.
By the way, the Windows Vista section of the release notes for this version are encouraging about Vista’s effects on security: “On Windows Vista, there is a more restrictive sandbox for signed applets. A user has fewer privileges than if they were running on another Windows OS.”
So, a third-party developer is actually taking advantage of Vista’s more secure environment to improve the security model of its own software? Good.