What the hell is Vista for?
I use windows 2000, because its compact, efficient and works! The only time I ever reboot my PC is when windows update makes me
What is an operating system for?
I thought it was to manage the filesystem, manage memory and serve as a shell for launching applications from?
What the monkey ball munching christ would I want to fork out more money for an operating system that is 10 times more bloated and 10 times less efficient.
I want a desktop, with icons on it, I want to be able to click on the icon and it launches the application. I also want something that lets me manage my files (explorer works fine) but a third party app could be used for that.
I use thunderbird and firefox with good reason, so why do I have to endure internet explorer and outook express being installed by default (along with another load of crap built in applications that no-one needs)
Linux (which I dont use - so no fanboy comments) does what it says on the tin, you can install a couple of core components and you have an efficient operating system with no bloat at all. You can re-compile the kernel to remove any functionality you dont want or need.
When I can get Cubase and Grand Theft Auto 4 in linux I will happily switch over. Everything else I need is already there.