Lets pretend there's a car company called "Windows". It builds Windows (which are cars) and does their best to continue to make the car faster, more comfortable, and more entertaining, every 3 years. What can they add this year? The car already has leather seats, A/C, tinted windows, improved tires, and improved aerodynamics. The only thing they can do now is change the style and make the seatbelts slightly more comfotable. What is Vista to XP? They changed the style and added "gadgets" and the "sleep" function. That's all the usefullness I've ever gotton from it. From Vista I got my first ever blue screen of death since Windows 95. From what I've seen, Windows 7 is a patch for Vista. What more can they do? What will be new in the Windows after that?