All in all, I have enjoyed Vista running on my HP notebook computer (Intel T5200, 2 GB, 17 in. WS). I've had it a year now. The widget panel lost its novelty quickly 'cause I needed the space to do real work. My biggest complaint has been games that ran well on XP, but die on Vista (HoMM V, most notably). That, and the incessant security messages. My regular user account has full admin privileges, yet I would still get warning messages stating that I had to be an Administrator to perform certain actions. WTF??? Recently I discovered the <right-click><Run as Administrator> action. Works great. But, why make the user jump through hoops like that?