I see lots of changes that serve no purpose.[/quote]
[quote]Really? Hardware vendors are going to release Vista-compatible drivers for all the hardware that they don't make any more? I don't think so.
Well...in general terms, there can be change without reason yes...but in this case, think about it. With an OS that millions of people world wide will use, changes are made with a lot of thought behind it.
That second reason though is just out of the question though as Vista has hardware requirements that are a bit more needy then hardware that isn't in production anymore can give.