Confusion, even-handed analysis, knee-jerk criticism, lies, damn lies, unsavory personal attacks, excitement, scorn, concerns about pricing, DRM, security, and compatibility–along with a flotilla of Windows v. Linux v. OS X diatribes–all are churning along in the wake of the mainstream release of Windows Vista.

Take a look at this discussion thread, spawned by the article “Don’t be misled by these 10 Windows Vista myths,” to get an idea of how the fickle tides of FUD have been running. You’re almost certain to find a statement that’s just begging to be refuted. (Or, were I to continue this tedious maritime metaphor, deep-sixed. But don’t worry, I’m not.)