Joel Spolsky on Vista
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
I've been using Vista on my home laptop since it shipped, and can say with some conviction that nobody should be using it as their primary operating system — it simply has no redeeming merits to overcome the compatibility headaches it causes. Whenever anyone asks, my advice is to stay with Windows XP (and to purchase new systems with XP preinstalled).
— Joel Spolsky, Even the Office 2007 box has a learning curve