Is your Aero Glass half empty or half full?

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.)

By Jody Gilbert

Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior features editor for Tech Pro Research.