Friend of mine bought her husband a new laptop with vista; could not get wireless internet access working. I screwed with it for quite a while and finally turned off the norton that came with it. Then the internet was accessible. I know that this was a norton issue rather than a vista issue (I installed AVG, worked without a single hitch) but it was rather frustrating trying to navigate thru vista to find where to make changes (with the corresponding "yes/no" nanny dialog boxes) when in XP I knew right where to go to look at stuff. I was totally unimpressed with vista. I see no reason to inflict it on my own systems. I'd rather install ubuntu.