I always will be a firm xp pro supporter, vista looks pretty neat but it is mostly eye candy and a resource hog, quite a few hiccups too. Who needs support for software and hardware anyway? But don't let your preconceived notions of vista get in the way, as the people as the "Mojave Experiment" did. Micro$oft will soon stop supporting xp which means that everyone will need to accept vista or flourish the rising open source movement. Or just buy an apple, they always seem to know what they are doing.