When previous versions came out where there as many viable alternatives?
These day's OSX blows XP away and will probably still be better than Vista, then there is the next OSX version in development. and in the Linux world Ubuntu keeps on surprising me (although yes, there is still a lot to do to make it non-geek friendly). I just don't think these that this competition was available to previous versions of windows.
Admittedly the only reason for vista's existence will be games that *only* work on it. Having said that my hardware won't be able to run them either and I can't afford to upgrade my PC again (especially after just buying my shiny mac
). When I do, if I buy a complete PC it'll probably have vista on it so I'll eventually get it by default. But I don't have a need to rush out an buy it when it's released or any time soon after. If I really want to waste some money and play new games I'll probably get a PS3 (or a wii or a xbox360 ) as it will have a longer shelf life than a PC upgrade any way.
I wouldn't exactly describe my self as a anti MS zealot I'm just not sure why I'll want to shell out a few hundred quid on vista.
ah well pointless rant over.