A couple months ago, a guy I know finally quit using XP. He couldn't stand how unreliable it was, so he switched to Linux. He said he loved Linux because everything worked. Yesterday he tried the beta of Vista and he was blown away by how good it looks, and how much more user friendly it is than XP. I haven't had a chance to use Vista yet, so I'm just wondering what people here think about it [he doesn't have a Mac, so he couldn't really compare it to OS X, but he did say MS copied OS X's genie effect]. Is Vista a lot better than XP? How does it compare to OS X? Does it look as good, or better? Is it as easy to use as OS X [he mentioned how easy burning a CD or DVD was with Vista]? Is Apple gonna have its hands full competing with Vista, when they release OS X 10.5?