So, Vista is already dead, uh? Who would have imagined? Ahahah. Bloated and stupid piece of trash, that's what it is.
The Vista lovers mantra is always the same: "Give it the appropriate hardware, blah, blah, blah". Appropriate hardware, my ass! To give me exactly what, that I don't get with XP, which gives me much better performance, compatibility and piece of mind?
Early signs with Win 7 is that, indeed, it is better than Vista. But it would be almost impossible not to be! But the graphics department doesn't look too promising. That stupid Cleartype thing, etc, just means crappy looking fonts. Why is it so difficult to give such a great graphical experience as XP? These MS guys have totally lost it. XP should be the last one. The time of desktop OSes is already way past. They are just trying to keep on milking one of their 2 cash cows (the other being Office). We'll see how they fare this time. I suppose they'll do better but only because they threaten customers with dropping support for XP. If not, I doubt most business and normal users would care about getting a new OS. The question is, as always: why? What there is to gain? The only ones which gain anything are MS and the PC manufacturers. The end user gains nothing, at all. Even if there are some slight improvements, on some areas, those improvements are miniscule and don't warrant the release of a new OS. An update to XP would do the same.