Positive reaction to Windows 7 by the IT community: http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=3103 OK, before I start, let me point out that I'm not on some kind of vandetta against Windows Vista. I use it at home, and despite its warts I rather enjoy it (especially the Sidebar). Early on, there was a lot of speculation that Windows 7 was just lipstick on the Vista pig, a valid point given that Windows 7 is built on Windows Vista in much the same way Windows XP was built on Windows 2000 technology. There are some genuine improvements in Windows 7, including some that address major flaws with Windows Vista: Win7 uses fewer resources (RAM, hard drive space, etc.) Win7 boots faster UAC can be dialed down or turned off (a welcome feature given that MS has admitted that UAC is not a security feature, despite what their previous marketing told us) The interface -- particularly the taskbar -- is much improved Other than that, every complaint about Windows Vista still applies to Windows 7. Any hardware devices that don't work with Windows Vista still won't work with Windows 7. Any software (and there's quite a bit of it) that won't work with Vista still won't work with 7. Hardware-accelerated positional audio (e.g. EAX) still won't work without applying a crowbar to your audio drivers. Much of the interface is still "simplified" à la MacOS such that getting to certain dialog boxes takes more clicks now. Windows 7 will still come in a bewildering array of versions, with the useful ones being far more expensive than they oughtta be. The list goes on, but I'm sure you get the idea. Again, I stress that I personally don't have a problem with Vista, but it really seems to me that Windows 7 is just Windows Vista re-packaged and re-marketed. It's a more elaborate version of Mojave, so why is it getting a much more positive reaction than Vista got? Were the negative reactions to Vista really unjustified? Or were the issues addressed by Windows 7 the only problems most people had with Vista?