BitterDodgerFan wrote:imo windows 7 should be free for all owners of vista. they shouldn't be charging for a new OS not long after vista's disappointment.
They should, but obviously they won't.
I read win7 will be able to run older programs as if it was on XP. They are almost finished with the downloadable beta version of it I believe.
Windows 7 will definitely be compatible with everything sooner or later. I just like XP too much to be an early adopter, but once it becomes the standard I'll probably switch. I wouldn't have any doubts about buying a new computer that comes with Windows 7 pre-installed though. It is a really good OS even it's beta stages.