Vista doesn't suck

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Since I was replacing the core of my PC's hardware, I decided rather than restore the full system from backup and deal with all the hassles of incompatible drivers, etc, that I would take the opportunity to start afresh without the hassles - and without all the cruft that had accumulated over the past 3-4 years.

I decided to try Vista-64; I'd been thinking about going 64-bit for a while, and since Vista's been out for a while now - and MS has been pushing the hardware manufacturers to support its new baby - I suspect there are fewer driver problems with Vista64 than XP64.

Sure enough, it all installed with no problems whatsoever.  As I've been reinstalling all my old apps, I'm finding just the odd one or two that won't run in Vista (or at least 64-bit Vista), but I'll probably just keep a 32-bit XP installation in a VM in case I really need any of them at some point.

I have to say I was sceptical at first, but after using it for several days now, I have come to the conclusion that much of the Vista paranoia is FUD, or perhaps the early-adopter pains have been addressed by recent updates (the version I installed included SP1).

Thus far, I'm lovin' it.

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