I don’t know about you, but I’ve started receiving promotions to pre-buy Windows 7.
Although I’m not anticipating on upgrading any of my existing computers to it, I am planning to buy a new computer with Windows 7 once the general release occurs.
After panning Vista (repeatedly), I eventually relented and upgraded my “Vista ready” laptop to it. (See, “A Foolish Mistake.”) It was a disaster. Many things did not work and even the Microsoft tech support could not fix everything. Their solution was to reformat the hard drive and do a clean install.
After months of procrastinating, that is precisely what I did. Amazingly, the reformatting (once I ascertained how to do it) went very smoothly. The clean install took much less time and had far fewer issues than I encountered with the upgrade from XP to Vista.
At this point, I don’t hate Vista nearly as much. Even so, I by far prefer XP.
However, even jumping to Windows 7 and bypassing Vista, I still need to make the migration to Office 2007, a transition that I dread.