Perhaps I should clarify: I am against DRM completely, and I think it's a large invasion to have open access to my computer just to 'check around' and make sure everything is cool, and give me no choice to disable them. I also don't like how you are presumed guilty with things like Windows Genuine.
To me, the interface seems completely retread
from OSX, from the widgets to the cascading to the GUI, which is already a few years old. Considering how many problems and security holes are already being trotted out with Vista, it will be some time before it catches up to the older Mac technology; however, the new Mac OS should reset the superior gap that exists between the two this summer.
Vista also uses an absolutely monsterous amount of resources, processor and hard drive space. 15 Gigs of hard drive? From some of the lower-end computers we tested it on in the store, which were brand new and more than met the minimum requirements, the results were very, very poor; it was slower than molasses, and quite unstable. Despite their 'minimum' claims, you pretty much have to have a dual-core, 256mB video card, 2 gigs of RAM and a buttload of hard drive space for it to run even reasonably well.
There's also some additional criticism here
, which I agree fully with.
I'm interested Durka, what specs are on the computer you're running it on? Just curious for comparison's sake.