Vista: The Upgrade

Conclusion: Be Patient

Glitches like these are typical of the early days with a new OS, which is why you'd be wise to let the die-hard upgraders serve as guinea pigs when Vista lands on store shelves at the end of January. Windows Vista looks online for updates during the install process, which should allow Microsoft to smooth installation wrinkles for later adopters. The new locations for familiar commands will take some getting used to, but Vista's new tools, improved security, and eye-catching interface may just be worth the trouble.

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