I cant agree with this. Because at the same time Microsoft is trying to get people to switch to Vista. If you keep giving reasons for people not to switch why would they? It is the same tactic why they are not releasing DX10 for XP. That is one of the major draws to get Vista users. Gaming. If you take that away from Vista you have no real perks from a basic user stand point to upgrade to Vista. The GFX can be mimicked thru Windowblinds and a couple other apps. DX10 would be ported over and then what is left?I take it that this piece of code is a bandaide for Microsoft not wanting to put any work into XP destroying all the restore points, all the shadow copies and all but one of the previous versions.
Granted there are several things in Vista that are not in Xp and could never be. The networking among other tools. But the thing is most of the upgrades to Vista are under the hood. Many people do no realize this. They just see the GFX and DX10.
But this app does look great it will be very useful to those who want to go this route. Honestly to me i turn off system restore and all that stuff. If i get into a bind. Either a LiveCD or a re-install.:??