Ok, I just read the newly restored blog posting of Mr. Phillip Su
To my mind, the Firestorm over this issue is a harbinger of the death rattle of heavyweight OS's, and a herald of coming good for a new and refreshing generation of network-based services and applications, and lightweight applications. Let me explain:
I have a very optimized Win XP workstation that I use for everything daily use - WP. email, web news, etc. --- but I also have Edius 3.6 (soon to be 4.0), which I use for my Vlogging business, and this dual core Athlon machine with 2gb of fast, tightly-timed platinum RAM is highly tuned and tweaked for the best general and video editing/compression use.
Nobody is going to mess with that - not for a long time. I have no plans to run out and buy Vista even after its first or second service packs...and I suspect there are many folks out there that are quite comfortable with their current setups, and who feel the same way. I don't need the disruption.