Yesterday I decided to install Vista on my laptop, since on the sticker wrote “Windows Vista Capable”. My laptop is a Fujitsu-Siemens so went on their site to see that there are no drivers for Vista and that in late January they will launch a Vista Upgrade DVD. I decided to continue. I installed Vista Upgrade Advisor and it said that some applications and drivers are not supported. I uninstalled uncompatible applications and upgraded my Windows XP installation.
Vista works well, looks nice but in my oppinion the changes (especially in Control Panel) are too big and too hard to learn them. The first thing was connecting to internet, it took me 10 minutes to set up the and DNS while in XP it took just 4 clicks. I don’t know how much I will resist and if I will get used to the new settings or switch back to Windows XP.
I also use Office 2007 for some time (on my XP desktop) and it works great and for me, the new interface is easy and intuitive and I got used to it really fast.