“I have to admit that I really haven’t been following the latest news about Windows 7. Is it going to be less memory intensive than Vista?”
I’m running Win7 RTM on two of my PCs now… one is a two-yr old Toshiba notebook, and it’s much snappier than Vista was. I also loaded it onto an old desktop (2.8Ghz P4) that would have been crushed by Vista, and it runs respectably. Not as smooth as XP, but it certainly seems more forgiving.
I pre-ordered Win7 for the laptop when Microcenter had their $40 special–since I absolutely can NOT stand Vista, I sucked it up and spent the cash–but I can’t see myself paying to replace XP, which still works fine for me.