Looks like Microsoft is trying another push to get Vista Ultimate running as your OS of choice. The top-end operating system will receive a price cut from $399 to $319, whilst the upgrade version will now retail at $219, a savings of $40 on the original price. Vista Home Premium will also be dropped in price, from $159 to $129. If you were holding out, now seems like a good time as any to take the Vista plunge, or stick with XP SP3 because it kicks Vista-ass. Your call. Note: the Digg badge on this post corresponds to the original news' Digg. [News.com]
@regnez: You know, it's funny, but I have yet to read a single positive review of Vista, whether it's online or on a dead tree. Even Maximum PC, who have wholeheartedly endorsed every Microsoft OS except for Windows ME, can't find too much positive to say about Vista, despite the fact that it's the home of DirectX 10, and they're still recommending XP rigs. You'd think that that might make a dent on the Vista fanboys, make them see that it's not some great and horrible conspiracy against their new favorite OS, but no. That'd require a critical eye and rational thought, and anybody who has that is apparently "a loser who cries on the internet" or what have you.
@Ashground: You've never actually used Linux, have you? On my home machine, on a daily basis, I use OpenOffice, Firefox, Pidgin, MediaMonkey, and 7-Zip. Believe it or not, all but one of those have Linux versions, and I hear Amarok makes a pretty fine replacement for MediaMonkey. And, honestly, though my Linux experience is rather limited, it seems to me that you really don't have to even use the console if you don't want to, if you're using a decent distribution (read: Ubuntu). The only thing keeping me from switching over is the fact that XP is still usable and tolerable; once it gets End-Of-Lifed, I'll probably go over completely. Of course, I do find it ironic that somebody griping about "uninformed" opinions about Vista would toss off a ridiculously uninformed one about Linux, but hey... Internet.