PC World: "With the news that Microsoft is recommending that some companies should abandon Vista deployment plans and move instead full-bore into Windows 7, Microsoft is beginning to close the chapter on Vista, one that the company would rather forget. But Vista wasn't the company's biggest blunder --- Windows Me was far worse.
Vista is slower than XP, and when it launched, it had too many hardware woes. But it was also a major step ahead for Windows. The Windows interface got a much-needed facelift, plenty of new useful features were added, such as the Network Center and Network Map, and Aero added some nice eye candy. I'll admit it: I'm a fan of Vista, and I think it's been unnecessarily reviled. "