After that piece of good luck, I would like someone to tell me how I can get hold of the Vista PC that Joel Spolsky turned down.
Here is Joel's advice on Vista:
- Do not, under any circumstances, consider upgrading an XP system to Vista... even if it's fairly new and even if it's Vista Supremo Premium Ultra-Capable.
- When you get a new computer, if it comes with Vista pre-installed, that's when you'll upgrade.
- Don't buy a new computer now just to get Vista. If your current system meets your needs, stick with it until you really need a new system. Vista is not reason enough for a new PC.
It's heartening to see Joel setting a good example on bribery and corruption.