I've been using it now for about 6 months now on my daughter's laptop.
I've gotten used to the annoying popups - "Updates are available for downloading", "Windows has prevented some programs from running", "Register updates". I think Vista is watching me read something in a dialog before splatting one of those right on top of what I'm trying to read.
Then there's the issue of it'll run what I want only when it wants to. Sometimes I'll double click an icon and nothing. There's other times I'll try to bring up one of the already running programs by clicking on the task bar. Still, nothing. It just gives me a blank stare "you want me to do what?!"
Then there's times when I'll login and do something else while it's winding up. When I come back it'll either be rebooting or back at the login screen.
Recently, I haven't been able to shutdown. Again, the blank stare.
Today I had a first. BSOD. Yes, my copy of Vista has inherited that gene. It's mutated from earlier versions though. When I reached for my camera to capture the moment, it rebooted. I'll have to remember what I did so I can shutdown now .
Probably not anymore . It's a Toshiba Satellite I got on a closeout sale from Comp-USA before they went south.
It's been getting worse since I started using it for my DAW. My main machine was running 2kPro, but the MB flamed out . I got a replacement from Fry's, but they only had one kind for my older P4 which only supports XP and above. I'd rather stick to 2kPro, but the industry won't let me . Eventually, sooner than later I'll my main machine up with XP and give the laptop back to my daughter
I will give Firefox a little praise though. For whatever reason it just crashed right before I was about to post this. While I was cussing the laptop and reaching for a hammer, I restarted it and my post was recovered! I thought I'd have to type it in again.