I just recovered 2 separate Vista installations that would not reboot properly after apparently receiving a recent “important” update automatically. This may have been from a February 14th update and we’re only just learning about it.
So while I'm downloading that, to burn to DVD when finished, I'm installing Windows Server 2008 Enterprise in a Virtual Machine, Configuring Microsoft Office SharePoint Server on a small farm with SQL Server 2005 and a Domain Controller, and finishing the starter site on a Commerce Server 2007 stand-alone installation. This is using 6.2 GB of RAM and averaging 50% CPU. This machine isn't even breathing heavy. For those of us who want it all for development performance, more is certainly better. But, when you consider that this machine was built locally at a custom shop for about $2200 plus about $650 for the 28" Viewsonic flat panel, you have to ask why would someone spend all that money on the big name brands for less capability than 1/4 of this configuration.