I took the plunge and installed Vista. I've heard a lot of bad things about it but I just can't bear to go too long without having the latest stuff. Razz Anyway, after installing all my apps, games etc and using it for a bit all I can think is why didn't I get this weeks ago? Curse my foolishness in listening to all the naysayers. Vista rocks! Every app, game, and hardware component has worked flawlessly. In several cases I had to get new drivers and patches etc but I wouldn't expect otherwise for a new OS. There's no big improvement but every time I use it I notice some little new thing and think man that's a good idea. I guess every time a new version of Windows comes out, there's always problems but in my experience I've found that most of those problems aren't problems with Windows. Rather they're problems with hardware vendors not doing a good job of making sure their drivers are up to date (Creative and Logitech have always been some of the worst culprits). For instance, at the moment, Sony Ericsson haven't got phone sync software for Vista yet but I can live with that for now since I normally sync my phone with my laptop anyway. Overall, I've found the switch to Vista has been far easier and painless than the switch from 98 to XP or the switch from 3.1 to 95. I've actually found some apps that I cound never get working in XP that now work with Vista. I suppose not everyone will have the same experience but with all I've heard about problems people have had, I have to wonder if they're doing everything properly. As long as you take care to make sure you've got the right drivers, updates etc there shouldn't be any big issues. I found it a piece of cake to get up and running. I suppose I should add that I've got a pretty high spec machine and obviously Vista might not be so hot on older computers but let's face it - No-one would expect the latest games to run smoothly on a 3 year old machine. It would be just as naive to think the latest OS would run nicely on older machines.