It's very nice of them to let us know that Windows 7 joins the ranks of such illuminaries as my old lawnmower and Grandmother's golfcart as better than Vista for gaming, but the real comparison is whether it's worth finally leaving XP.
Inquiring minds want to prepare for bit chomping should it be required.
Things to watch out for:
*The cost of living varies greatly from country to country in Europe. Decide what you are here for as part of your planning. Experience, travel, savings?
*If you have a spouse or partner coming with you, some countries have unexpected pitfalls in various other industries (my partner is a teacher, tricky with qualifications and security checks)
*Contact reputable recruiters before you set your heart on a country/city. I found it best to get a few phone interviews before making my decision.
*Gatting your Visas can vary from 2 weeks to a year, depending on who and where. Plan ahead early.
*In my personal opinion, London is a good place to start. Preparation for the Olympics is in the mindset and there seems to be a lot of project work heading into the market. On the down side, people tend to get stuck there.
*Recognition of qualifications is a largely hit and miss affair it seems, particularly university degrees.
*Don't under estimate the benefits of starting off going to stay with a friend - not blowing your savings on rent because it takes you longer than expected to get your first job earning the Euro/Pound/whatever is much more important that you might think.
*Trawl the net for examples of localised resume/cv - experience has shown me that expectations vary from country to country.
Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig