I never liked XP. Perhaps the only release of Windows that I liked till now is Windows 2000. Many agree to this. Pretty solid solid and stable, but no real eye candy. XP was manageable, better eye candy, but for some reason I felt that it had lesser stability. By 2005 it had become old too, and we all needed a change, and thats when Vista arrived. FUCK! It was pathetic. And without second thoughts I moved immediately to Ubuntu linux, and had been using that for the past 3 years. The only problem with linux is that the screen doesn't look very good, though there is compiz and stuff, wine, a windows emulator to run windows programs isn't as good as running them on windows anyways. I downloaded a cracked OEM of Windows 7 this morning, and installed it. Tested it and tortured it for the whole day, and, so far, it has not crashed, no fuckin blue screen of death. I guess this marks my come back to Windows and say good bye to linux for a while, until windows screws it up again. Age of Empires 3 and Need for Speed - Shift, arent working as I had expected, but must be a display driver issue. Everything else is simply great. 1. I loaded a folder with over 2 million tiny files. XP would have crashed that instant, linux never has problems, and Windows 7 opened it perfectly, just like Linux. 2. Parallely converted 7 avi files to dvd with 7 different 64 bit encoders, archived those 2 million files with winrar 64 bit, and ran a rendering on 3dsmax. Processor usage was at 99% (C2Q, 2.4), RAM was at 3.2 GB out of 4GB, and each of these processes were running on individual hard disks (Yes, I have 9 hard drives on my computer). XP would have fucked and cursed Bill Gates and the day he was born. 3. I created a tiny application in c that would flood the processor with over 500 threads, do everything it can do to create a dead lock, and nothing happened. Processor became hot and the fan was spinning hard, but nothing happened. This OS is stable. So here we have it guys, the first stable release of Windows, Windows 7.