Now that Windows 7, Microsoft's follow-on to Vista has been available in beta form for a short while, the technical reviews are coming in, including this one by the WSJ's Walter Mossberg. His title says it all:
He goes on to elaborate:
"This will be a big year for new operating systems. Apple plans a new version of its Macintosh operating system, to be called Snow Leopard. Palm plans an all-new smart phone operating system called Palm WebOS. But the new release that will affect more users than any other will be Windows 7, the latest major edition of Microsoft's dominant platform.
"...Still, even in its preliminary form, Windows 7 looks very promising, and could well help expunge the bad reputation of Vista."
The review provides lot of detailed comparisons between the two operating systems, and is worth a full read. A more technical comparison of not just Windows 7 and Vista, but also Windows XP, can be found in Infoworld's review, which summarizes the whole thing well in this excerpt:
And that should be good news for Windows users, starting this fall.