I’m not sure if you heard of it, but last wednesday (July 27th) Microsoft released a beta of Vista and IE7 with it. You can read about it on the IEBlog. You can also read more about IE7 from mezzoblue’s IE7 CSS Updates article.
In that post I also found something which I have not heard of before, namely Virtual Earth. It seems to be a not very good copycat of GoogleMaps. The zoom bar doesnt even work properly when I drag it. The satellite images are in black and white, and I seem to get broken images. I much prefer the GoogleMaps zoom bar: I don’t have to keep clicking a plus sign to zoom all the way in. Plus some of the things do not show up, like the welcome message, or I presume it’s not showing up since it’s empty. It’s a good try by MS, but the Google Earth program is way too great for me to use any online map program now.