It arrived.. I'm generally happy... but I've had some issues with Vista (never played with it before, and decided to download a Linux ISO using it).
I normally like to leave the pre-installed Windows partition in-case I ever need to do Windowsy things.. but I'm seriously considering wiping it. Who would have thought that Microsoft could get such basic things wrong?
- I didn't have a choice of language or OS when ordering, so I just went with the Dutch version of Vista, figuring the language could be changed later. Not so! You need Vista Ultimate to change the language. Dutch isn't Greek, so I get by.. but wtf?
- It has severe hardcoded TCP/IP connection limits, which breaks applications such as Torrent downloaders (and other TCP/IP apps when it's running) .. I spent ages trying to torrent a Linux ISO using uTorrent without success... was pulling out my hair.
The first isn't an issue for most people, because most people never buy computers outside their home country. The second is an issue to a significant number of people. There are various attempts to fix it out there, most involving replacing tcpip.sys ... I tried that one, and discovered the system restore feature of Vista very quickly.