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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Lake Dallas, TX
I used to work for Microsoft and even I think it sucks.
There are very few reasons to consider upgrading at this time. Sure you can make it less of a resource hog by turning all the eye candy off, but WTF is the point after that. IMO, the best thing about Vista is that some of the drivers (like video) are loaded into User Mode memory. So if the video driver crashes, the whole system won't blue screen. The only problem there is that not all of the manufacturers have built their drivers yet.
There are some other nice features, like being able to use a USB key as actual RAM, but the really good things about Vista have been removed. MS apparently couldn't make the new file system (WinFS) stable, so its gone. The new shell is gone. IE7 sucks cock. And WGA is integrated into the OS. Oh, and you'll have to have an HDMI output on your video card to view DRM'ed video.
I dunno, maybe Microsoft will pull one out of its ass and get its shit together when they finally go Gold. However judging from all of the personell changes in the Vista project in the last few months, I figure Vista is going to slip in its shipping date again.
About the only reason to get Vista is that it will actually have better security. However MS has thrown so much crap around the old NT kernel to make it secure, the OS itself just becomes more and more of a problem.