I was going to add my comments to the 'talkback' but there where already some there that called this article for what is.
and a very poor article from a respected site. it's very sad. that these sites dont vet out there articles more.
this, article is so full of it, it's just not funny. and it's articles, like this that keep the antiVista FUD going by feeding the flames.
Vista is not perfect, but *overall* it's a big improvement over XP, and; XP *did* have *more* hardware requirement's then 2000 did. and thats a fact,
so reason stands that vista will have more requirements then XP. and Vista has a totally different driver model, whereAS XP used the same one that 2000 and NT did. so of course it will take the many hardware venders some time to catch up.
and as far as security goes, there are many many changes most of them are under the hood. and most of them are good. and you can not start saying microsoft copyed becuase let me clue you in for some news. the entire IT industry copys from itself, which is good becuase that's how some of the standards get arround. things like ctrl + C and ctrl + V that work on Linux.
sure, i love to bash MS when they deserve it. but a blanket bash with no facts or reasons is just pathetic.