wait long enough and microsoft will release some other "new" OS and everyone will be saying that it sucks and they'll never switch from vista
I've been through them all from Windows 3.1 to Vistula. I have never had so many pieces of two-three year old hardware go obsolete because "X company has informed us they are not creating a driver for this unit for Vista".
Creative Jukebox Zen
HP All in One Printer (software)
Olympus C-50 Zoom
And this doesn't include the list of hardware that runs sub-optimally using an XP driver.
Software list fills the page...
I can run the Windows Virtual PC for some programs
but guess what... it doesn't support USB emulation so none of those pieces of hardware will run. Fantabulous. At least since Windows 95, each new generation meant new drivers. Why so many tech companies are not writing for Vistula is beyond me (prolly want to sell you the newer crap), so it'* not just a Vista issue. Manufacturers are taking advantage of it.
As an OS goes, other than being a TOTAL memory hog, it hasn't been that bad. But the driver part makes it REAL annoying.
And guess what... several manufacturers are making their products NON-DOWNGRADABLE. Went to HP'* site to get the drivers/software for my HP tx1000 and.... only drivers are for...wait for it.... VISTULA. No XP drivers so I can NOT downgrade.
A big conspiracy to sell more peripherals if you ask me...