Over the weekend I was hanging with my nephew and had brought my netbook with me to get a little tweaking as the XP had not run properly from the get go.
He said "screw this" and installed Win7 (Evaluation copy 7100).
Just gotta say... wow.
It's more like using a Mac... that can use 95% of the software out there.
The nephew said he was underwhelmed with the demo versions of Win 7 but has said this version has been rock solid in all his tests... he works in IT and runs his own consulting company as well.
He also said this OS really gives new life to older computers that struggle with XP and it's high resource demands.
I'm liking it.