The people I know in the computer trade have nothing good to say about Microsoft Windows Vista. Apparently, it is an unstable memory hog that isn't back compatible with many existing programs. It seems that it is a disasterous beta test inflicted upon the public that threatens to sink the company.
Why can't someone build computers pre-loaded with Linux, just the software you need (i.e. no teaser products), and perhaps a tutorial on how to use the software?