I've been using Vista on a spare machine since the first Beta. And, I've noticed with RC1 and RC2 that Vista ran much better. I also noticed that Microsoft opened up their beta program to a much wider audience and they seemed to have listend to the "complaints" from the beta users. Yes, I agree that Microsoft is charging WAY WAY too much for Vista. And I hate the stupid upgrade issues that are going on. But things change, times change and as IT people we need to be ready to change with them.
I know that personally, I would not have a job without the innovations of Micrsoft Products. Because Microsoft keeps pushing the benchmarks on resources (hogging them), the CPU speeds Video Ram etc have all been made better. I'm not saying it's purely because of Microsoft, but because of them, there is a demand for faster better pcs. This pushes R&D to come up with better equipment to handle the software. Yes, I know, we think it should be the other way around, but it's not. And personally, I'm glad that computer hardware is progressing fast enough to keep up with the hardware changes.
Yea, there are things I'll miss (my beloved toolbars in MS Office), but I'm getting used to the "Ribbons". I like the grapics handling of the new system. Will I upgrade my workhorse computer now, nope. I'll wait until bug fixes and patches have come out first. Then I'll make the transition.
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