I have a Vista rip-off for you! I've been shopping for a new laptop. Most come with two 512mb RAM modules. For example HP/Compaq "strongly recommends" 2gb of RAM for Vista, but many of their laptops come with two 512mb RAM modules. That means we need to buy two 1gb modules!!! The two 512mb are wasted or should I say the money is wasted! On these laptops I'm talking about have a 2gb max RAM capability! A class action lawsuit should be brought against the computer manufacturers, the retailers & Microsoft! I think this is done to make extra money for the retailers. Microsoft should establish clear & realistic RAM requirements. This should include requirements on how much RAM is to be installed at the factory!