WindowsVistaUltimate_300.pngMaximum PC by: Will Smith You’re sick of Windows XP. We are too, but Vista isn’t a panacea for your PC problems. We have some compelling arguments for waiting a few months before you upgrade. Brace yourself. The largest Microsoft marketing campaign ever is gearing up to try to convince you the time is right to switch to Vista. But for most people, there’s no reason to rush out on January 30 to buy the fledgling operating system. Even though Vista is ready for people with relatively simple machine configurations, the more components your rig has, the more likely you are to encounter trouble. Vista isn’t perfect right now, but it will improve with time. Hardware and software vendors will introduce better drivers and compatibility patches. New applications will be written with Vista in mind. After several months, you’ll be able to get new versions of crucial software, such as antivirus apps, as well as updates to your current products. In fact, you’d probably be better served by doubling up your upgrade and moving to new hardware and the new OS at the same time. Still not convinced you should wait? Read on.

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