Hmm i work whit computers and we always have beta of windows office ect. I wanna say its kinda going the mac way whit the new "skins" all more glimmer. Some feautures are nice though but i dont think i'm gonna upgrade my computer to vista when it comes out. Maybe if i buy a new one (and dont asamblage it myself) and there is a vista os whit the pc i would prolly use it. If i dont like it i reinstall XP. I also could run my notebook whit vista or my second pc for just learning purpouse. Vista runs on a 512 mb ram (hmm thought the install said it can not run on 512 but there was a way around it dunno how we did it thought) but when you runs some progs you are getting a bit more lag. Ohh yeah need to say that office 2007 looks very cool prolly my company will be buying license when office 2007 is in dutch. My 2cents.