what i really dont get is what is vista other than xp + alot of new GUI and some security enhancments.
The same could have been said about 98 over 95....and XP over 98SE....and when applying that kind of logic, one could say Vista is no more than a glorified version of Windows 3.1.
....just like the Trans-Am Mustang is little more than a souped up Model T Ford. Well they're made by the same company, they gotta be the same, right?
There's no more wrong with Vista than there was with XP when it first came out...in fact it's probably less buggy, but there's those who fear change, something new, and will disparage it while grimly hanging on to the old.
Yep, it happened throughout history...like the Stone-age man who looked at the first contraption on wheels with much trepidation: "Oi, I'm not getting on that bloody monstrosity, me sandals have got me from A to B all me life, and I see no reason to change now." Well we all know what progress the wheel has brought mankind - we'd still be in the Stone-ages without it - and progress halts for no man (woman, either).
My point? Vista IS different than XP, and more than just a new GUI....and it is progress, well Microsoft, a whole bunch of 3rd party devs and Vista users seem to think so.
I suppose when XP goes the way of 95 and is unsupported, the doubtful, fearful and stubborn will turn to Vista and perhaps even embrace it as vehemently as XP when the next Windows OS comes out.