The influential Wall Street Journal reviewer called Windows Vista it “a worthy, but largely unexciting, product.”
It’s not as rosy as Walt’s Office 2007 review, but it’s not a pan, either.
After months of testing Vista on multiple computers, new and old, I believe it is the best version of Windows that Microsoft has produced. However, while navigation has been improved, Vista isn’t a breakthrough in ease of use. Overall, it works pretty much the same way as Windows XP. Windows hasn’t been given nearly as radical an overhaul as Microsoft just applied to its other big product, Office.
Much of the review lists features that are also available on Mac OS X. He also notes the hardware requirements, as I did in my November Vista preview.