It's looking good, maybe I was right not to bother with Vista after all.
Although I have noticed that the interface looks more like a Mac with each generation. I don't like those stupid widgets, a clock and a calendar? Whats the point when you can just look at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
I have some inbetweeners that weren't designed for DOS and wont run on XP.
Whats wrong with dosbox?
I mainly use XP for the games which should (but don't) run on Vista.
Now I need to find an emulator or operating system I can use which will run Windows 95 software as Windows XP and Vista backwards compatability is crap...
With that said, I only boot to Vista to play games, I'm on Ubuntu the rest of the time as I'm easily caught by desktop gimmicks (burning away pop-ups never gets boring).
Windows 7 looks good so far, my only annoyance with vista was the damn administrator issues, the constant need to press a continue/allow button to things a simple as a file move.
Personally, I've never been swayed by the so called functionality of OS X, but people say it's great, so if MS are leaning toward them, then I'm all for it (I don't care how copied or unoriginal something is, so long as it works well).
Any guesses at a beta release?
A lot of nightmare stories concerning vista.
I've a copy of Home Premium installed on my machine at home (a dual boot with XP) and the slowdown of my machine in comparison to XP is horrible (when performing the same tasks - web browsing, word processing, etc..) While I have received fewer bsod than I had with XP, however, I find using Vista so annoying (with consistent system freezes for no apparent reason) I've found I use the PC less and less since I installed.
Hopefully Windows7 will be a little better?
That all said, I've got Vista running pretty happily on my laptop, and seeing as 7 is being built pretty much on top of the Vista codebase it'll be interesting to see whether people will be so anxious about an upgrade, or whether they'll take the plunge...