Don’t do it…

From m-w.com, red higlighting mine.

Main Entry: vis·ta
Pronunciation: 'vis-t&
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian, sight, from visto, past participle of vedere to see, from Latin vidEre — more at WIT
1 : a distant view through or along an avenue or opening : PROSPECT
2 : an extensive mental view (as over a stretch of time or a series of events)

Contrast with:

Main Entry: 1prac·ti·cal
Pronunciation: 'prak-ti-k&l
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin practicus, from Greek praktikos, from prassein to pass over, fare, do; akin to Greek peran to pass through — more at FARE
1 a : of, relating to, or manifested in practice or action : not theoretical or ideal <a practical question> <for all practical purposes> b : being such in practice or effect : VIRTUAL <a practical failure>
2 : actively engaged in some course of action or occupation <a practical farmer>
3 : capable of being put to use or account : USEFUL <he had a practical knowledge of French>
4 a : disposed to action as opposed to speculation or abstraction b (1) : qualified by practice or practical training <a good practical mechanic> (2) : designed to supplement theoretical training by experience
5 : concerned with voluntary action and ethical decisions <practical reason>
prac·ti·cal·i·ty /"prak-ti-'ka-l&-tE/ noun
prac·ti·cal·ness /'prak-ti-k&l-n&s/ noun

Hopefully Vista will just turn out to be XP what ME was to 98.

7 Comments

The DRM crap they put in is enough to keep me away.

Resistance is futile..

RE: Breed
I totally agree.

PS – I think “a distant view through or along an avenue or opening” is the one that applys to Vista(TM) – referring to Microsoft eying your vallet via Uranus.

Vista is also a valid spanish name.

Billy Puertas and his Show:

http://www.microsoft.com/winme/0701/29339/GA_Launch_MBR.asx

I just called Comcast to get my email address (hadn’t set it up since they bought out Adelphia) and in the menu system they said “If you are having difficulties with your internet service on Microsoft Windows Vista, please contact Microsoft directly”. lol

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