Paul Thurrott has a preview of the second beta version of Windows Vista:
On May 23, 2006, Microsoft will finally ship Windows Vista Beta 2, and it will soon thereafter make this release available to the public via a Consumer Preview Program (CPP), whereby computer enthusiasts or anyone who's interested can order a free copy of Beta 2 on DVD and install it on their own computers. This is a scary time for Microsoft. The company has gotten a lot of bad press lately for the delays, and the missing and broken features. And now, it's unleashing Windows Vista on the public. The company expects over 2 million people to install Vista Beta 2. I thought I'd tell you what to expect..