Vista pricing: no thanks
Microsoft announced pricing for Vista. I'm laughing at them.
Sure, they'll sell OEM copies just as they've been doing for ages, but do they really expect to sell any at retail? This is not a compelling upgrade. I haven't seen anything in Vista yet that makes me want to run out and buy it. Sure it's pretty, but I get my pretty from OS X anyway.
I was really pulling for Microsoft a couple of years ago, because the original plans really seemed like they would offer something exciting. What we're really getting is something pretty that's still Windows XP. I know the fanboys will come out and say that it does this or that, but does anything "new" really solve a problem not currently solved by XP or OS X?
Someone explain why Vista is worth a couple hundred bucks. I'm not seeing it.