I admire Microsoft for releasing Windows 7 for it provided smoother surfing experience, faster task operations and taskbar shortcuts. Although Windows XP had been really great, it didn't match Windows 7 fast task processing. I don't have to compare Vista to Windows 7. Obviously, the former had been really slow in doing all kinds of operations. My laptop uses Vista operating system and it's such a bummer using that platform. I'm going to change it to Windows 7 after HP repairs my boon.