Windows 7 is at least looking good given that it's not even out of beta yet, here's to hoping they get that one right.
really? i like xp. i agree, vista does look better. but i like XP, more user-friendly.IMO, Vista offers nothing more than XP, but required greater system resources to do even the most basic things. Vista does look marginally better, even if (like me) you switch off the Aero interface.
Unfortunately, XP will be killed off fairly soon, so there won't be security patches etc for much longer.