The launch of a new OS always brings cool applications to demonstrate its capability. For Windows Vista one of the most impressive applications to be demo'ed at the UK launch event was the British Library's Turning Pages application. An application exploiting Windows Presentation Foundation for impressive graphics and animations, and delivered 'through the web' to run directly on your PC. If you have .Net Framework 3.0 installed on XP or are already running Windows Vista, you can go here to run the application on your own machine.
The application makes available books from many hundreds of years ago. Allowing you to browse at leisure Leonardo Da Vini's Codex Arundel, and Codex Leicester together with 14 other books including the original Alice's Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll, and the Northumbria, Anglo-Saxon masterpiece The Lindisfarne Gospels.