Can you tell me what change is a major improvement in Vista? I don't see anything that is major in what's listed above besides security?
1. DX10 as first, as it was not made only for GUI since DX9 nicely emulates aero
2. instant search that works better than one in XP (which you dont get by default in xp anyway, but you are vista hater so its pointless to discuss with you on such things anyway)
3. different and better memory management in which xp sux totaly
4. SP1 will bring winFS (since you mentined bunch of things that XP "has" but actually you need to download, let me retaliate in same way)
this is just partial thing since im not in a mood to list all craps, but naturaly you have eyes to see that all this listed
is no GUI nor security related
I don't see anything that is major in what's listed above besides security?
i had impression security was most important thing
but you can freely go to windows 95 or 98 its quite safe