Remember, this is a developers platform. It's designed for developers- those who design your software and your drivers to work
All in all said, from my experiments on 3 different machines to date, it isn't such a radical departure as XP was over Win9x (cept for us 2000Pro users who scoffed at the horrors of the ME upgrade to Win9x- there just wasn't no choice!)
Video drivers are already out there. ATI's and Nvidea got them on their website. Antivirus's haven't caught up yet, but the AV programs that are designed for 2003 server (McAfee 8.0i enterprise) will work. Latest (their latest cards, not their software upgrades!) Audigy's by Creative Labs will work too.
All your current XP software should work. I haven't found any issues with any software yet that works on XP[I]
Driver issues are a problem though. Some you'll have to pull off install CD's manually or a backup drive that contains your "old XP software and programs"
If their isn't a Vista driver available on manufacturers websites, look for their most recen updates- or perhaps see if they have a 2003 server driver. Vista is the next NT build over 2003 server, so t may be a closer match.
Lots of good info here on the forms. Read them. It's fun and I learned a lot here.
Edited by g52ultra, 26 August 2005 - 01:00 AM.