Originally Posted by Highly-Annoyed
Maybe. I certainly wont be moving to Vista until at least SP1
You are really missing out. Vista is the most stable OS I have ever ran. You see, Aero is the first hardware render GUI ever... all previous GUI's were software rendered. We all know software rendering is less stable than hardware rendering. This makes the GUI of Vista much more stable than any other OS.
The x64 version of Vista is amazing. No compatibility issues at all. Many say it is faster than x86, but I can't say, because I have never ran x86. x64 is also extremely secure because of its randomized kernel, which makes it very difficult for a program to gain malicious access to the kernel.
Vista only takes a performance hit on your computer if you have a slow computer. If you computer is pretty fast, yours will run fine on Vista. Complaining about the resources is silly. Welcome to the 21st century, now get 2GB.
One of the best features of Vista is the instant search. This east up anywhere from 200-600MB of your system RAM, but it will give back that RAM if another program needs it. Instant search is very cool.
You can always use vLite and make a lightweight installation of Vista...