Okay--after five years in development and $6 billion spent, Microsoft is finally rolling out its new operating system at midnight tonight for consumers-as we've been telling you. So--will Vista “wow” consumers the way Microsoft promises it will? Brian Cooley of CNET.com, Jeremy Kaplan of PC Magazine and David Pogue of the New York Times all joined CNBC's Bill Griffeth to discuss their first impressions of Microsoft’s newest product – and they all gave the thumbs-up.
Kaplan says the question is not whether or not Vista will be a success – it will be – but whether or not it’s good enough for consumers to actually upgrade instead of waiting until they buy a new PC. Cooley says the new operating system doesn’t quite have “upgrade excitement” but it does have “eventual excitement” surrounding it.