I love Vista..sure it takes some getting used to as it is very different from XP but then I upgraded from 3.1 to 95 and that was a shocker too.
It is prettier, with nicer features and once you understand what they are trying to achieve it actually saves you time.
Coupled with the new office suite (and BOY has that changed) I think it is a great leap forward.
I understand your frustrations with hardware etc but I managed to get around all of this buy buying a pc that was up to spec .. simple but effective.
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