I disagree with this article
I don't usually comment, but this article is wrong.
I have used Vista and the desktop search was useless.
I have used Google desktop search and it was really good. (This was on XP)
I won't detail all the other (numerous) failings of Vista here because I have said them so many times. Suffice to say that Vista is the only reason I am now running Ubuntu as my main OS.
Couldn't play DVDs all the time with Windows media player
Networking was a pain
search was next to useless
Eye candy slowed normal use
Copying was very slow. (I have heard of the bug since but not heard that it has been fixed yet)
Oh and installing was only better than Gentoo. (vista business took 3 days to install properly - I gave up on Gentoo after 2 days)