"Looks Familiar"4.0 starson by thefox84
Pros: Love the new interface, Gadgets(widgets), Search(spotlight), love the 3d windows view, safer and easier to use than XP, portable ram, great setup for gaming
Cons: OS 10.5 in August, Hefty hardware requirements
Summary: Although Microsoft copied off of Apple's Operating system(which I use and I like) I'm glad they didn't copy the whole thing. The one major advantage of Vista is the awesome game friendly software bundled with the system. This is not only for PC games, but Live Anywhere will be integrated into the "gadgets" section so Xbox 360 owners like myself will have access to Live marketplace and friends so a global community is established once people switch. This is very nice because now if you're on a PC you can download stuff to your Xbox 360 from anywhere and play PC gamers. I am very happy with the integration of PC and Xbox 360 features. Great and best OS for gamers. I am glad Microsoft paid attention to security XP was by far the easiest OS to hurt but Vista definitely isn't. The search tool is obviously nice I use it on OS X at work all the time and now it will be available on a PC. I like the new flip 3d ability it looks very promising as well as the live icons when using alt+tab and flip 3d(I noted that when you do the same operation is OS X that the minimized windows do not display a Live icon but what you minimized as in the same image). I am also enthused about the Media Center Integration. This will be very nice I do not have Media Center but can't wait to use it via my Xbox 360 in my living room. Portable ram is also nice with the ability to use flash drives as speed boosters which you can move from your laptop and desktop. Also what is nice is the new interface. The see through windows are a nice touch and make Vista seem more mature and complex than XP which it certainly is. Overall I am very pleased with the direction that they're going with the OS but they really need to catch up to Apple. OS X and Vista on the same computer is pretty enticing if you ask me.