^ Ah, OK... just wanted to be sure there wasn't some caveat I didn't know about. ;-)
Very interesting article, Rich. This quote stood out rather prominently for me:
"Bottom line: So far, Windows 7 looks, behaves, and performs almost exactly like Windows Vista. And it breaks all sorts of things that used to work just fine under Vista. In other words, Microsoft's follow-up to its most unpopular OS release since Windows Me threatens to deliver zero measurable performance benefits while introducing new and potentially crippling compatibility issues."
I take such statements with a grain of salt. Before SP1, there may have been some issues that Vista didn't have, but were resolved once the service pack came out. I've also looked at a number of performance tests. They all show W7 doing just a little better than Vista, with metrics varying differently in each category, depending on how the tests were conducted.