And its not nearly as bad as everyone says IMHO. We HAVE had some problems, mostly with getting the wireless card to not lose connection on our new Dell, but other than that, its been fine.
I know LOTS of people here might not like it for cosmetic reasons, or resource reasons, or because their 2nd cousin third removed had problems with Vista, but, honestly I think you will be fine. Especially with service packs coming out.
That's my 2 cents.
We are getting a new computer and we generally only buy a new computer every 5-6 years, so we take whatever OS comes on the computer at that time(currently using XP with no real issues). I keep seeing all the negatives & problems with Vista, is it really that bad for a non-technical user like myself? Should I opt for XP and if I do should I be worried about it being supported 5 years down the road?
Are there potential software compatibility issues now or down the road?
I don't really want open up a whole can of worms, but I'd appreciate any honest feedback.