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Screenshots: Vista rates your PC

Microsoft is building a tool into Windows Vista that will rate a PC based on how well it is running and on how much it can take advantage of the new operating system's capabilities. As this screenshot shows, the performance rating appears in the System panel of Vista's control panel.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...