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A Personal computer's operating system is its brains. It tells your programs how to interact with your hardware, transmitting your intentions into words, calculations, photos, or any of the other tasks PCs handle.
Whenever an operating system is upgraded, it's big news. The release of Windows Vista, the newest version of the world's most popular personal computer operating system, is huge. It forces you to make the decision: What should I do?
The short answer for most: watch and wait. If you already knew this, you can stop reading now. If you're curious about some of the ins and outs, read on.
I've read everything I can about Microsoft's latest and greatest, talked …