FiringSquad published a new article about Windows Vista in which they take it up for Microsoft. Here's a short snip:
Although a review is helpful for enthusiasts, Microsoft isn’t looking for a reviewer’s approval. Consider the fact that Windows Vista has sold over 20 million copies within the first month of its release whereas the entire MacOS X user base just passed 20 million this year. Simply put, Windows Vista has already won.
Mac fans will be quick to point out that Microsoft’s figures includes “system upgrade coupons” bundled with OEM PCs over the last three months and that actual installed base is much smaller, but at the end of the day, Microsoft is still profiting from all of those sales, regardless. As long as you’re staying with Windows, it’s not a question of whether or not you’re going to move to Windows Vista – it’s only a question of when. Even if you’re happy with your Windows XP system (or even your Windows 2000 system), if you’re going to run Windows, you’ll eventually be running Windows Vista. At some point, you’ll eventually run into something that’ll require Vista (DirectX 10? X64?) and whether you pay for Windows Vista now, or you pay for it 4 years from now, it’s all the same to Microsoft.