I love it when people sign in here and tell me that Vista is great because they don't have a problem with it and that the problem must be with me. I guess I'm just dreaming when the Vista lapper we have in the house just goes BSOD on me for no reason whatever. Before I hear some flack, the lapper was bought WITH Vista, was Vista certified, made by a name brand manufacturer and has almost no additional software added to it outside of a couple of games and VLC.
@ the "trying to be the biggest MS hater" comment - I don't hate MS because of problems I've had with them. I've supported them and used XP for ages with very few problems that, admittedly, were mostly caused by 3rd party drivers. I hate MS because I don't like their business practices, I don't like the DRM, I don't like having a monopolistic, giant corporation telling me what I can and cannot do with my equipment and I mostly don't like being stuck with a cookie cutter desktop unless I go through third party software and more hoops than a circus acrobat to make it something decent looking.
Mines the one with the OpenGEU disk in the pocket and a thumb drive chock full o' nifty little apps for maintainint MS crap.