Vista pros and cons I got a new computer with Vista pre-installed and am giving it a try, although I might end up reformatting it with XP if it annoys me enough. Anybody know of anything they particularly love or hate about Vista compared to XP? (I'm not considering Macs or UNIX or DOS or anything else, although if they have something particularly interesting or useful, perhaps I could find a program for Vista/XP to do it as well.) Pros: None so far. Some people may put some of the pretty effects here, but I don't care about them. Cons: Potential RAM hog (I put 4GB of RAM in just to be on the safe side, so no real problems yet). Supposedly runs every program slower than XP (from tests done by various computer magazines). I can't seem to move around in the Start menu using only the keyboard (any typing goes into the search box), so I have to use the mouse (ick). It might be helpful to find programs if you don't know where they are, but I know where things are. The control panel and all the other menus are more compact. There are more submenus which aren't all shown, so it's harder to find something specific even when you know what you want. The desktop is in the alt-tab menu (it takes up space and there's always Window+M). The mini-images of windows using either alt-tab or start+tab aren't useful, either; I know what I have in my windows. Going back in Explorer won't go all the way back to Computer or a different level some times. Windows + # is basically the same as what I had in XP (I just put shortcuts in the start menu like "1 - Firefox") except that since they are only icons, it's harder to tell what some are. Viewing a folder as thumbnails requires an extra button (instead of "h" for thumbnails in XP, it's "r" for large icons, but since "r" is also a shortcut for refresh, you have to hit enter after selecting large icons). Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't go to the task manager right away; it goes to menu of items first. The security center is annoying if it's on (always asking if something is OK) and annoying if it's off (whining about being off every time I turn the computer on). 5 keys to shut down (start, right, right, right, enter) rather than 3 in XP (start, u, u). Not sure if pro or con yet: F2 to rename files doesn't select the file type (I always have all file extensions shown). Faster for some things I do, slower for others. I'm sure there are others, but that's all I can think of for now. Not much going for Vista at the moment. Anybody found anything particularly useful about Vista?