It's quite different and people seem to adapt fairly quickly. As to Vista's interface I can assure that items have moved around so you may want to skip this one.
It's almost time for CNet to create a new top-level forum category: ''Windows Vista.'' Before we know it, Vista will be at our proverbial door step. Even casual PC hobbyists, as I am, are beginning to have questions.
Although I've heard just a few things about Vista thus far, one concern is paramount in my mind: Will Vista include an option to display the ''classic'' look and feel like XP has?
I, for one, am getting on with my years. Translation: I do not adapt to change as well as I could when I was younger. Furthermore, change for the sake of change has always been very annoying to me. It's like coming home to find that your spouse thought it would be fun to move all the furniture around while you were at work. Why? Just for the fun of it. Or like preparing for your morning drive to work and the first thing you learn is that local officials have decided it would be nice if we all drove on the LEFT side of the street for a change. Why? For the fun of it.
I pray Bill Gates doesn't think THIS way, but I have my fears. That dang-fangled menu option to show recently used commands first is ... Well, I don't know the right word, but I surely didn't like it. That was the FIRST change I made, among many.
Anyway, I'm a little anxious to see how things turn out. Good luck, all.