Windows XP vs. Vista Applications Paul Thurrot has a great article for those people who plan on sticking with Windows XP even after Vista is released. He discusses some of the applications that you can use in XP that will give you the same functionality as the ones offered in Vista. Here is a brief overview of the software replacements that that he mentions:

As you can see he did a pretty good job covering all of the different aspects of Windows Vista. The funny thing is that I haven’t used many of those applications in the few weeks that I have been using Vista as my primary Operating System. From that list I have used the Windows Search and Windows Defender. Microsoft may be good at some things but there will always be applications that I like better than what they include.