Vista 1.0? I doubt it'll beat OSX, Apple has just been refining their OS for so long now. But Vista 1.0 is all about building a flexible foundation, and once it's out I'm sure you'll see MS releasing great updates similar to what Apple has done. And considering Microsoft's resources they'll move very quickly, and probably catch up to Apple in due time. Unless of course Apple has another breakthrough in the OS space, which would be sweeeet!