Microsoft tried its usual trick -- forcing its new release down the throats of computer users. Vista is such a botch that this time customer pressure has forced hardware makers to back up and put XP on their new machines instead of the flawed and hated Vista.
When I heard about what sorts of pitfalls Vista invited, I had Linux installed on my new machine. I am sorry to report that, for average users, Linux is not yet friendly enough to just accept games and other things that were written for Windows without software in between that provides emulation and special handling. I am not going to install any Windows products on this machine, however, because it is time for me to learn to live without Microsoft.
You all know, whether you want to acknowledge it or not, that one day we are going to have to learn to live without oil -- whether because Mr. Lunatic makes war on Iran or whether because all those imaginary oil deposits on the maps of wishful dreamers are nonexistent or inaccessible.
Learning to live without Vista is going to be a snap by comparison.
Just Say No.