I'm always an MS cynic; they havent got an OS right since windows 3.11, XP came close for ease but it has never been quite there. VISTA scored lower on the domino test than your average RMP. I've just put 7U on my computer, and as a bit of a SUSE fan i must admit to being slightly impressed. I'm feeling that its the first MS OS that is designed to compliment the hardware of a PC, not go all out to hijack every piece of resourse it has and then fcuk it in the wrong-un. It picked up my dual NVIDIA graphic cards and installed them in SLI - something i dont get from linux. It allowed me to create my C drive mirror and an RAID 5 over another 3 disks from within disk management, again without hassle (i appreciate RAID5 over 3 drives is fairly pointless, but i was giving the OS a chance). It also has a fairly appealing layout and look - the multiple views from the shortcut tray are quite cool. Downside, i'm having dramas with the media player. Dont know if anyone else is, but it hates MPG extensions. I'll give it some time - i know i'll go back to linux but for a Microsoft offering this isnt 3 bad. Any other oppinions?