i've always known xp. i've always had and worked on an xp computer. up until last year, tho, when i got my first vista laptop as a graduation present, i just loved it a lot. it was faster, better, and way more cooler looking. i can't be biased, since i know both xp and vista bc i've used them both. i like vista a lot better. vista is the wave of the future. all the computers in my university are vista. the only criticism i have of vista tho, is bc its still relatively new, it still has some bugs that need to be worked out. for example, on my laptop, if i wanna download something (it doesn't do this to everything tho), it'll forget that im the admin, and so it just won't let me do it. its a lil annoying, but im not complaining. once all the bugs are worked out, vista will rule over all the others. i still much prefer vista over xp. besides, the xp desktop is just way to damn slow compared to my vista laptop. the desktop is not even that old. we've had the desktop for nearly 2 yrs. and like i said, i got my laptop only a year ago..well, it'll be a year in june. all in all, vista rules.