It's still s**t. W7 is just Vista Service Pack 3. I managed to blow it up on two different machines, a Dell and a Foxconn (makers of Dell's boards). MS keeps rearranging the furniture on the user and I hate it. I hated the Vista interface. From what I understand, people began to like the XP interface after several years of working with it. Hunting for utilities with new names in new locations in a new OS like Vista and W7 destroys productivity. Offering a family of products ranging from "Home" to "Enterprise" has functionality strewn in different locations with different names. If you run a network like I do, this is a pain and can waste a lot of time. Like with Vista, I've had a nightmare of a time with W7 trying to get it to accept network printers. Vista is such a bad product that tweaking is like tweaking a turd. It's still s**t. I don't care about the bells and whistles. I need the thing to work and not menace the users or techs. W7 barely works as a useful environment.