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29 Reasons to Not Get Vista
Microsoft Windows Vista hits (assaults) consumers on 30 January 2007. Starting with New Years Day that gives you twenty nine days to think about the big mistake you're about to make.
Every day of January 2007 until Microsoft Windows Vista is released you can read yet another good reason why it's not a good idea to get it.
New Years Day Reason #1: It's Too Expensive.
If you want anything like what Apple users have, you're going to have to pay $400 for Microsoft's 'ultimate' edition of Vista. Otherwise your new OS will look exactly like Windows 98 from nine years ago. And even if you stick with the el cheapo versions, it's still going to be too expensive.
And that's not counting the hardware either. For Microsoft's colossally clumsy interface won't work with the minimal hardware Apple need: you'll need to get entirely new hardware to manage things.
To get any of the supposed benefits of Vista you'll have to shell out for a completely new computer, beef up the one you already have (if it's even possible) for major chump bucks - and still pay Bill Gates another $400.
For that money you could get an Apple or Linux laptop and be a lot better off.