Originally Posted by sLowEnd
Security eh? That's what firewalls, antivirus/antispyware programs, and safe web surfing practices are for. As for DirectX10, at the rate it's being adopted, it'll take more than a year to fully replace DX9
Actually Vista adds a very great deal of security changes, quite a few that safe surfing and firewalls might not catch.
In addition drivers have been move more towards the application layer, so in say for example S.T.A.L.K.E.R. if the driver has an issue, then it just crashes the game instead of the OS, though for me it crahses and recovers a second or two later, so it looks like it just froze for a second.
Not to mention the fact that it is actually stable compared to XP, and all the other goodies, there is little reason why a good portion of OCN has made the move.
I an in no way opposing what people are entitled to, and that is what ever makes them happy. However when programmers get lazy, and begin actually holding back progress, that makes most people want to discontinue support for the older, inferior item.