I intalled Win7 on three of my old laptops/desktops and get them running notably faster (>20%) and smoother. No more hardware upgrade and take the advantage of the best operation system from Microsoft.
Sam Oliver saying that "Apple's Snow Leopard bests Windows 7 in speed tests".
What I see is that Apple's softwares have not been optimized to run under windows. The reason is obvious. Apple wants sell Mac and his softwares must only be optimized for Mac.
Peter Burrows saying that "Can Apple Spoil Microsoft's Day? The impending launch of Windows 7 is being seen by Jobs & Co. as an opportunity to lure PC users away".
What I see the upgrade is a good opportunity to backup my data on the Windows XP. I have installed three copies of Win7 and they went well. Two replaced the old Windows XP, and the other run as the second OS. It is definitely NOT "an arduous process to upgrade to Windows 7".
Philip Elmer-DeWitt saying that "Will Windows 7 boost Apple sales? Over the past decade, Mac shipments have grown with nearly every new Microsoft release".
He is right on the Vista thing, which was terrible. But, Win7 is different. Give a try and you will love it.
Enjoy the coming Windows 7 wave! Let's surf ......