I should also note…

in the interests of fair and reasonable balance, after my little snigger the other day, this article from ExtremeTech detailing why Windows Vista won’t suck. And you know, Mac fan-boy as I am, I’m inclined to agree with them. There’s lots of stuff in Vista that we’ve had in OS X for years, but that doesn’t make it any less welcome in Windows. And there is stuff in Vista that I could see myself using and appreciating.

Sure, there’s other stuff that’s a hideous mess (that blurring-translucent overlay thing for window titlebars? Neat trick, chaps, but there’s a reason OS X toned down most of its original translucency effects – it’s just plain hard to read). Also, we really don’t know what’s going to be in Mac OS X 10.5, which should appear around the same time. But still, Vista could and should be a significant improvement over XP. And hey, my crash-prone PC just about meets the minimum specs.

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