i would rather wait and have a good OS that is better than XP than have another rushed OS that is buggy and slower than the OS it replaced (Vista) If M$ want to make another good OS and convince the people who are firmly sticking with XP to change OS they need to: 1. Not have crazy system requirments, the reccomended amount of RAM should be around 512MB and should run pretty well with that, 1GB is far too much for an OS to be "all right" 2. Can be advanced as it is simple, making an OS too simple can make it very annoying for anyone who wants to do things other than word processing and looking at images. 3. Have far better backwards compatability with applications than Vista did. 4. Not change the GUI significantly, M$ need to remember that people love the lay out of XP/2000/98. 5. Not copy Apple's every move with there GUI and design there own for a change. 6. and finally not do the typical M$ thing like they did with Windows ME, Xbox 360 and Windows Vista and release somthing that is full of bugs, no better than what it replaced, slow and unreliable.