"That's it?!"1.5 starson by justinpowell
Pros: More like a Mac.
Cons: It's not a Mac; hardware requirements too high; too expensive
Summary: I use both Windows XP and Mac OS X and have extensive experience on both platforms. Windows XP was a worthy upgrade to Windows 98/ME that offered a more stable, modern computing environment and more features. Nonetheless, in my experience Mac OS X has been a more advanced, stable, secure, and easy-to-use OS.
Windows Vista does not offer a compelling upgrade from Windows XP and the hardware requirements are too high for such a 'ho-hum' upgrade. The retail price is also way too expensive for what you get. The full (and only) version of Mac OS X is $129 whereas the crippled Vista Home Basic is $199. The full Vista Ultimate is a whopping $399, almost $300 more than Mac OS X!