From my reading and study of these boards etc, it seems that Vista is not only not worth buying, but is full of design drawabacks.
(I am sure they will fix any major bugs and the lack of drivers will fix itself over time)
So I am going to wait for Vienna or more usefully a new OS from someone such as Google. I am sure with their resources (money) and expertise (programmers) and their experience (in search technology) they could write a small fast basic Gui OS for Intel/AMD machines.
Then others could add all the little extensions that we like as in the old days of Dos and 3.11.
What is Google's phone number ? .... I wonder if they would pay me for the idea ? a couple of mill would do