This has to be a first.
IBM are now offering a downgrade from Vista to XP for customers who've bought an IBM/Lenovo machine with Vista pre-bundled. I ordered my CD today.
Given the horrible Vista experiences of some folk, the IBM website copy is a wonderful example of first class euphamism...
"Have a Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Microsoft Windows Ultimate system, but need to continue using Microsoft Windows XP for awhile? For a limited time Lenovo is providing Windows XP Recovery CD media as a way to downgrade from Windows Vista"
Can I be bothered to go through all the pain involved in downgrading? Not sure at this point, but if I continue to have the same levels of Vista pain after I've had my ThinkPad T60 motherboard replaced (don't ask...), I probably will.
I really like the user interface, but am beginning to loathe the slow applications, endless 'not responding' messages, frustrating home networking and moody PDA connectivity.
Where did it all go wrong Microsoft?