The interfaces have been updated with a unified look and feel that presents a seamless experience across applications like Live Messenger and Photo Gallery. My main concern is with all these applications becoming separated from Vista and available as free downloads for even XP, what is the surface value of Vista? I understand architecturally that Vista is secure from technologies like Patch Guard, ASLR and are low level differentiators. But XP remains a dominant factor here and the more consumers see the consumer features of Vista becoming available for them, then the point of upgrading to Vista becomes even more pointless.
I personally wouldn’t mind if Windows Live Writer was a web based service/interface that you access through the browser example:
My reason for this is because I am not always at my main computer, I don’t always have my laptop, which makes it impossibly to take advantage of some of the unique capabilities of Writer like text wrapping, Video integration, photos and so on.
Check out the Windows Live Services 3 overviews at the following links: