Vista dissected — no need to rush out and buy it

The Mercury News has a good overview of Microsoft’s new operating system Vista today.

Here’s the intro to the main story, but unfortunately the Merc does not make its accompanying 11-point diagram of key features available electronically (you’ll have to actually buy the newspaper for that).

There are other adjoining stories in the package, including a look at the momentum of Apple’s competing OS, how to get the most out of Vista (conclusion, you may not want to bother at first; its worth upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007, though, which will work with your old XP), and devices being shipped with Vista.