Re: Who needs Vista, when Windows 7 is coming next year.
Even if Windows 7 does come out in 2009, it will basically be Vista "Reloaded" rather than a complete rebuild. No way they can develop a brand new from scratch OS these days that fast. Now, if they go back to XP SP3 and try to build from that, then they might come up with what Vista should have been from the beginning.
I was involved in the Vista beta program and I can tell you having beta tested since Windows 95 that the Vista beta was the worst of all of them by far. I knew Vista was not destined for greatness right from the start. However, it does run pretty well on my rig even though (to me) it is more of a Window XP remix than anything else.
CPU: Intel i7 2600k
Video: EVGA GTX 780 / 24" BenQ FP241WZ LCD
Motherboard & RAM: ASRock P67 Extreme6 / 16GB DDR3 RAM
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 265GB SSD / Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB / Two Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB drives
Optical Storage: Pioneer BDR-206DBKS
Sound: Sound Blaster X-Fi / Logitech Z-5500
OS: Windows 8 (64-bit)
Other: Antec P183 Case / Corsair AX-1200 Power Supply / Logitech G5 (v2.0) / Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Console: XBox 360 Elite