|Much like Hello, I'll likely put Vista on my next primary desktop system, but that might not be for a couple years. I don't have any plans for installing it on my current system. If I happen to get a laptop before then, it might have Vista installed, but from what I've heard, it can hurt performance and battery life on current generation notebooks, so many vendors may stick with XP a bit longer.|
That article is written by the CEO of WildTangent, so I don't know how well I'd trust it. WildTangent collects usage statistics and is considered to be spyware by some security utilities. Of course he wouldn't be happy if MS makes it more difficult to install potential spyware.
As for thinking Aero is ugly, isn't that what some were saying about XP when it was released? Vista will come with a less graphic-intensive interface option as well, which looks more like XP. Even with Aero, there's the option to disable transparency effects.
From what I've heard, Vista will ship with both 32 bit and 64 bit versions together, so it should see a lot more support than XP x64 was given. Virtually all new computers and most recent ones have 64 bit processors already, and I expect most will want to make full use of their hardware.
|Hello! : ) said:|
|I'll most likely get the x64 version purely out of spite towards those who got the 32 bit version (I'd be developing 64 bit exclusively). Plus I'll be able to write nasty hate messages to developers who make their software only available for 32 bit people (namely evil copy/hack protection that requires eviler drivers to run).|