Originally Posted by Necrosis
I doubt 64 bit will happen quickly, even when vista comes, at least in the consumer market. I don't see a good reason for anyone to rush to upgrade to Vista, and I'm sure most consumers aren't going to be running out the door to pay for a new OS that isn't necessary at all. Realstically, I think the adoption of 64bit and Vista will be quite slow. Computers do everything people want already, and XP is stable enough. If someone like me, who has a decent amount of computer knowledge, isn't sold on Vista, I don't see how people who are computer illiterate would care for it. I'm sure someone buying a new computer would choose newer over older, but a lot of users are probably happy with their current computers and won't look to upgrade immediately.
I would tend to agree. Vista is looking too much like XP SP3 as opposed to the next generation OS it is supposed to be. Just like SP2, if I hadn't bought a new computer, I never would have gotten it. Perhaps 12-18 months after the Vista release, when 64bit really has a software base, then I'll consider upgrading.