Microsoft critics are fond of saying that Windows 7 is just Windows Vista with a makeover, or that Windows 7 is nothing more than Windows Vista Service Pack 3, or that it is the operating system Microsoft should have developed instead of Windows Vista.
I never really had any issues with Windows Vista beyond having to struggle with printer drivers when it was first released. Personally, I think that most of the “problems” with Windows Vista are more perception than reality and that the real failure of Windows Vista is that Microsoft lost the marketing battle with Apple and other Microsoft critics.
People who have never even seen Windows Vista running will still tell me a list of the reasons why they hate it and those reasons are always just a sampling of sound bites from some “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” commercial Apple produced.
I liked Vista, but Windows 7 rocks. Windows 7 is no Vista with lipstick. Don’t take my word for it. Check out this blog post which lists some of the key differentiators that set Windows 7 apart from its predecessor.