I’ve been watching the Vista release lately.
So far, the execution doesn’t look good.
Here is what I’ve picked up so far:
Balmer pulled analysts aside recently and said they will not be meeting expectations. This is telling. I suspect that most corporations are not considering the switch at this time.
Evidence from friends tells me that it is not quite baked. Lots of driver issues are common and the overall performance is not stellar (sluggish UI, lots of memory leaks)
Dell still doesn’t have support for it on their high-end boxes (the XPS gamer boxes)
Unless I have a pressing need for Vista come up, I can wait 6 months. I wouldn’t risk the big switch at this time. This one needs to sit in the oven a little while longer.