For all those people saying Vista will cost $300 or more, here is a dose of reality. You can now buy Windows Media Center Edition 2005 for $110 and get a free upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium edition.
Note that this is NOT a recommendation to buy or to not buy. It is simply a reality check on what Windows Vista will cost. Chances are, many new MCE (Media Center Edition) PCs this Christmas will come with free upgrade coupons to Windows Vista Home Premium edition. If you are in the market for a retail copy of Windows, this is one possibility you might consider.
Oh and just to lighten things up for the weekend, make sure you read this Mike Cox post on the cost of Vista. It is sure to put a smile on your face since it's one of his better ones. But before you leave, please answer the following poll.