I was a long time XP user. When my old PC died on me, I looked hard for a new machine with XP. The only machines out there were low horsepower and couldn’t handle the other apps I use my desktop for. With a great deal of trepidation, I bit the bullet and went with Vista.
I’m glad I did. I’ve been running Vista for 5 months now. It hasn’t crashed once. It has been far more stable than either of my old XP platforms. It boots up faster as well (I make sure there aren’t a lot of programs on the start up menu). It also handles a lot of the older programs better than my XP machines did. I’ve got a lot of Win95 games that Vista runs without a problem. Neither of my XP machines would run them at all.
What do you guys think? What’s been your experience? And yeah, you Mac/Linux/Unbutu/whatever folks can chime in as well.