"I am a long-time Windows user. I started using Windows back
with Windows 3.1. I went through 95, 98, served a brief prison
sentence with Windows ME, moved to 2000, then XP, and now Vista.
So, I've pretty much used them all. The newest incarnation (Vista)
is a mixed bag, to say the least. On my notebook computer, Vista
runs pretty well. On my desktop, it can be an annoying experience.
I am actually contemplating bringing the desktop BACK to Windows XP
Media Center (which is what it originally came with). Windows XP is
SO much more dependable.
"This mixed Vista experience (and of course the fact that I own
and write for a tech website) has led me to pay more attention to
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