That may be.. but I guess mileage may vary.. Not to push my OS of choice which is Linux, but my own experience with 7 has not been great.. For home use, I have skipped every MS OS since Windows 98SE and ran Linux.. personal choice.. Now I got it in my head that I would take some classes, so I bit the bullet and installed Windows 7 along with Office 2010.. I also do tech support at work where we run XP and support customers with XP, Vista, Win 7 and the OSXs .. Now dealing with customers I would rather deal with an XP customer first, Windows 7 runs a close second, followed by Vista.. My work use with XP beats the hell out of my home use with Win 7.. It's just annoying with it's various warnings, and notifications, and the various crap that keeps trying to add themselves to all three of my browsers in Windows 7 just makes me wonder how people put up with it. That and the fact that a 2 day old updated Internet Explorer requires resetting due to "Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working" just baffles me.. So, I have my Win 7 system on it's partition for school, but I continue to boot into Linux Mint for day to day use,,because I am spoiled with an OS that doesn't get in the way.. Win 7 may be less intrusive than Vista, but I can't imagine it's much less.