Originally Posted by kpresidente
Vista was a fine operating system, it's just that the early release didn't have the right drivers for people's legacy hardware, and this created a whole host of problems right of the bat, which is why it got a bad name. Windows 7 is just Vista with all the right drivers (and a couple UI tweaks to make it seem "new").
That's a fair point, but I still think there is something to be said about running an OS like Vista on a laptop with only 256mb RAM. Thing seemed to have a mind of it's own when it came to loading up/shutting down certain programs, and the machine simply may not have been strong enough to properly represent what Vista was capable of.