I have used Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, 98, ME and 95. Lets face it Microsoft have an almost impossible task to replace XP! For me XP is so good, it runs all my software, all my hardware, no problems. Vista will use most of my hardware but not software. Windows 7 wont run properly with some of the most important (to me) hardware, Creative sound card (works ok in Vista) WinFast DV2000H TV card, again worked ok in Vista. In Windows 7 it blue screens me. I thought one reason Vista was so hated was its incompatibility with hardware and software but Windows 7 is much worse than Vista!! So apart from the new interface, what is so good about Windows 7? It is supposed to be built on Vista, yet cant use most of its drivers, so whats going on? I will continue to test 7 and will keep open mind until its full release but for me and many others Microsoft unwittingly produced the best operating system ever when XP was produced and will have the devils job trying to beat it if they can. For overall use XP cant be beat! I know its not what Microsoft and maybe most people here want to hear but XP just cant be beat, Windows 7 I feel will go the same way as Vista, not because of its bloat but because of its incompatibility with existing hardware, which even Vista could work with.