Well for beginners it looks a heck of a lot prettier. Yeah, yeah thats not nearly enough. Lots of things look pretty and flop. The real reason that I want Vista? Because over the last year or so we’ve seen several things come from Microsoft. Most importantly we’ve seen MS actually start accepting that there are other software’s out there and they might have better aspects than MS’s software. Up until now, Microsoft has taken the stance that if they didn’t innovate it, it doesn’t belong in their software. Times have changed.
Now when you start talking about Windows the immediate competitor(s) are Linux and now with the mactel computers, Apple. Both are completely seperate operating systems and both have some excellent aspects to them. I don’t have a lot of experience with Apple’s OS, but I have a fair amount of experience with Linux and the thing I like most about Linux is that I can install things or uninstall things without having to restart my pc. Supposedly, Vista has this functionallity now. What else? Apple has transparent windows. So does Linux(with the right GUI). Guess what? Vista will too.
What I see Microsoft doing, with Windows and a lot of their other products is taking some of the most asked for aspects of their competitors software and actually implementing it. They are using their market share combined with this to steady the boat. A boat that has seen the waves of Firefox and the MacTel news rock the boat. Some have predicted that the mactel news especially is going to reduce MS’s market share. Not much if any at all. The first thing that will happen with Apple is that now that they are using the intel boards and processors, they become mainstream. And being mainstream often makes a person a target for malicious code. Don’t be surprised if you see Apple release updates as often as Microsoft now.