Windows Vista is the next big operating system for PCs. Can you believe Windows XP was released clear back in 2001? Vista is supposed to be available towards the end of January, and will be available in several versions.
Vista will require a lot more "umpf" from your computer - 2 GB of memory, 20 GB of free hard disk space, and a DVD drive. If you decide to upgrade to Vista, you will first need to see if your computer has what it takes to run it.
For an overview of Vista's new features, click here.
To see if your computer is capable of running Vista, click here.
For an interesting discussion of Vista from a genealogy technologist's point of view, read Joe Edmon's article here.