"Microsoft last week traveled to San Francisco, rounding up Windows XP users who had negative impressions of Vista. The subjects were put on video, asked about their Vista impressions, and then shown a "new" operating system, code-named Mojave. More than 90 percent gave positive feedback on what they saw. Then they were told that "Mojave" was actually Windows Vista.Wow, indeed! Certified Bug seems to have hit the nail on the head when she wrote:
"Oh wow," said one user . . ."
"Ironic, so perhaps it’s perception not usage that has led to at least part of any negative response to Vista."I recall Windows XP getting about the same type of negative reception as Windows Vista. No way were people ready or willing to give up their precious Windows 98SE. Why introduce a new operating system without changes? Technology changes and Windows Vista is a change. Being interested in the security side, I think the changes in Windows Vista are a major improvement over Windows XP.
If you are ready for a change but don't know what to expect in the look and feel of Windows Vista, start with this article from Microsoft, What's changed from Windows XP?