Dmex. Firstly, this is my first post on the forum. Hoorah.
The link to the article is interesting reading. Over a week ago, I bought a laptop,with Vista Home Premium-32bit,pre-installed. I have used Vista previously however, so it is not new to me, but I did resist until now, as my desktop has XP on it, and until funds allowed, a good laptop was out of the question. One of the main concerns I hear about with Vista (and MS in general) is security, and power consumption. However, with a little reading, and tweaking, you can make your experience fairly comfortable, so long as you create a restore point first, and as always, backup any important data.
I have heard it said that Vista is this or that ,and certain orgs refuse to upgrade until Windows 7 arrives. I have also used, dare I say it (here), various linux distros, but always preferred XP. Vista was something I always wanted to try at home, and now I can. Sure, Aero is nice, Sidebar I can live without, but leave it on, and 3D Flip is a novelty. Overall however, it's what's "under the hood" that counts, and so far, I'm happy.