So soon everyone forgets that when Windows XP came out, for years everyone complained about it and told everyone to stay away and use Windows 2000? Now those same people are telling others to use XP instead of Vista, when there isn’t any major issues with it. The only problems I’ve had was ONE driver issue, which I solved. If you’re getting a new system, Vista should work fine on it. However I have no experience with upgrading older systems to Vista and probably not recommend it. That sounds like a bad thing, but hey – Vista wasn’t meant for old computers!