Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes:
'' Now that Windows XP SP3 is arriving, is there really any good reason for a business to "upgrade" to Windows Vista? Ah ... I can't think of one.
I've been running XP SP3 and Vista SP1 since they were in late beta. At the moment, neither XP SP3 nor Windows Vista SP1 are available to the general public due to a problem with a Microsoft retail program. Once the update system is set to not upgrade systems with that software, Microsoft promises to turn the spigot back on for these service packs.
While I haven't done any benchmarking with either one, I have lived and worked with both service packs. The difference between the two operating systems plus service packs is like that between day and night. Windows XP SP3 is the best Windows PC operating system I've ever used. In contrast: Windows Vista SP1 will finally run on one of my computers without any ongoing problems. That's the best I can say for it.''