From our front-page news: As I whined about in our news section a few weeks ago, I recently had the main hard drive in my machine die. Yes, the machine that I use day in and day out to get whatever work I need done, done. At the time, I had a dual-boot setup with Linux (using KDE 3.5) and Windows XP, but with that crash, I figured I might as well upgrade both OS' at the same time, and move on up to KDE 4, and with 7 right around the corner, I thought it'd be a good time to finally replace XP. I've already talked at some length about my thoughts on KDE 4, but it wasn't actually until this past weekend when I got around to installing Windows 7 on the machine. Before doing so, though, I already knew that I much preferred it over Vista, simply because we've been using it to some extent on our benchmarking machines for the past month. Compared to Vista, it seems far, far "smarter" about things, and I've also run into fewer inconvenience issues, like I did in Vista. The result of my install can be seen above (which I posted in our "Show off your desktop!" forum thread... feel free to add your own!). As you can tell, despite not using Windows as my primary OS, I still install a full gamut of applications, just in case. So far, my experience with 7 on my own machine is quite good. Oddly enough, though, I have experienced quite a few BSOD's up to this point (five in total), but all have happened while gaming, so I'm not quite sure what the deal is. I swapped out the GPU, and the issue seemed to go away, but last night, when I shut down to go back to Linux, sure enough... BSOD. What makes it odd is the fact that under Linux, I haven't had a single issue. It's only when I'm in Windows that the computer will crash. In Windows, I use the GPU often, and under Linux... not so much. So, I almost wonder if there's a problem with the NVIDIA driver for Windows 7, or if I just happen to have the worst luck? If anyone out there has had a similar issue, please post in the related thread below and let us know! Alright, I went a little off-topic there. My question to you all is this. With Windows 7's launch happening next Thursday, how many of you are planning to make the upgrade? And for that matter, if you are upgrading, are you upgrading from XP or Vista? If you're not upgrading, what's the main reason for it?