It is a stunning realization - Windows 7 is the Mac Killer, the beast prophesied by Jobs that would appear from the West and rend asunder the happy Mac faithful. I was a Windows user till January 2007, when I switched to a Mac, and Mac OS X Tiger. My last experience with Windows was Windows XP. I have been using my Macbook Pro for nearly three years now exclusively and have narily touched a PC since - ever. It was a total immersion into Mac OS X culture, Starbucks, and a new Bohememian wardrobe from Urban Outfitters. I completely forgot Windows. I smugly glared at non-Mac users while sipping green iced yea and reveled in utter Mac glory and the Mac brotherhood. My MacBook pro developed fan problems recently and was noisy as **** whirring away ... since it was Black Friday, i moseyed down and picked up a Sony Vaio, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB GDD, Blu Ray, at only 650 bucks.It came with Windows 7, Home Premium. I was attracted by the stunning design of the Vaio (VGN-NW), certainly as sexy as an Mac laptop line. I thought it was time to start learning Windows and how it's changed , with the new OS, Windows 7, and use my MacBook Pro and Mac OS as the primary OS. After unwrapping, charging, and exploring Windows 7 and trying to duplicate tasks I'd done with Snow Leopard, a stunning truth was revealed - Windows 7 is actually (blaspemy!), as good, and better than Snow Leopard in many respects. The Windows 7 interface was fresh, fast, and made me want to be productive. One important and almost cosmical fact I had almost forgotten or ignored was made startling clear -- I am much more productive and motivated in working on Windows 7, then on a Mac , while on a Mac , for some odd reason, makes me tend to lose focus and just kind of goof around. When I open Thunderbird, check and write mail on Windows 7, I feel more productive and feel like working , writing essays, working. In retrospect, I noticed that while on a Mac, my productivity has lessened, and for some odd reason I am less focused when using a Mac .... this phenomenon has been widely observed, and attributed to hidden registries in OS X that make you want to look at icons and just feel good just chilling. Windows 7 is aesthetic, but not in a distracting way. Aesthetic in a productive way, and actually work. I think Windows 7 has brought Windows to a level where Mac OS X can no longer justifiably claim any superiority - just equality. I'm still going to use Mac OS X, for casual web browsing, music, videos, and some things. But I realized, when it comes to productivity, I just feel like working on Windows 7 that I never felt like doing on OS X. Comments from people that have used both Windows 7/Snow Leopard, and comments ? I am not hear to disturb the pastures of the faithful, nor create dissension. I am a PC user, that got tired of Windows and switched to Mac because it looked cool, used it exclusively, and realized that Windows 7 makes me productive in a way that OS X somehow doesn't. It seems OS X does the opposite effect - it creates a procrastinating effect, akin to smoking a blunt.