Windows 7, Microsoft's replacement for the Vista operating system, will be available on October 22. The Wall Street Journal's Walter S. Mossberg says that moving from Windows XP, an aging OS that millions of people still use, to Windows 7 is not nearly as easy as upgrading from Vista.
In fact, the process will be so painful that, for many XP users, the easiest solution may be to buy a new PC preloaded with Windows 7, if they can afford such a purchase in these dire economic times. In fact, that's the option Microsoft (MSFT) recommends for XP users. (Conveniently, this option also helps Microsoft's partners that make PCs.)
You can read Mossberg's full article here.