Built PC Specifically for Vista.
I am extremely satisfied with Vista.
Started with Vista RC1 on an old AMD 1900+ with 512MB RAM and an old, wimpy, 64MB video card. It ran Vista very well, understandably without the fancy stuff.
For the final Vista product (in this case, Ultimate), I built a much more robust PC specifically to take advantage of Vista's features. An Intel E6600, 2GB RAM, nVidia 7950 256MB video card, 10,000 RPM OS/App drive, 2-250GB 7,200 RPM data drives in RAID 1, HiDef tuner, etc. It runs great, and I am extremely satisfied (have built 6 so far, and am working on the 7th -- all for friends and relatives who have experienced my first Vista PC).
Yes, there were a few pains in the beginning -- lack of drivers for SLI, sound, and printers. These have all been resolved satisfactorily for the equipment I have (had to give away one old HP scanner, which I could have saved for my Linux PC). I believe Vista will continue to get better, and hope MS works more closely with equipment vendors to have drivers, hardware, and software ready for impending changes when they are released.
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