VISTA’S PROBLEMS: “One year after the birth of Windows Vista, why do so many Windows XP users still decline to ‘upgrade’? . . . XP users have heard too many chilling stories from relatives and friends about Vista upgrades that have gone badly. The graphics chip that couldn’t handle Vista’s whizzy special effects. The long delays as it loaded. The applications that ran at slower speeds. The printers, scanners and other hardware peripherals, which work dandily with XP, that lacked the necessary software, the drivers, to work well with Vista.”

Yep. My sister-in-law, a computer whiz who’s getting her Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, gave up on Vista and switched back to XP. That’s been enough to keep me away.