Graphic drivers sucked. It took NVIDIA and ATi a few months to get suitable gaming drivers released. I never witnessed any app issues. It was all fine by SP1. And Apple started their attack before it was even released, while copying some of the features in advance if its release. But that said this is not 2006 so I will put forth no effort to look up any old articles referencing any details. It's too late to save Vista so that is not my point. It's just an example of how effective marketing can be.