After so many years, Microsoft have finally updated the cursors on Windows. They were part of the Windows Vista Build 5465 but don’t worry you use them on Windows XP without problems. That also means they might not the final version. Strangely, they look more like Ubuntu Linux.
Get the new Windows Vista cursors from Build 5465 on your Windows XP machine. There are just a few aesthetic differences. The new cursors are antialiased and have a crisp look to them. The hourglass cursor is replaced with the loading indicator. I’ve included a screenshot of the cursors below.
Here is the update to Windows Vista RC1 Build 5600 Cursers: Neowin.