7 may just be Vista updated but WinXP was "just an updated" Windows 2000 & Windows 98 was "just an updated" Windows 95. While Windows 2000 was one of the best OS from Microsoft it lacked certain usability. Although the stability was incredible. WinXP fixed all that. I doubt 7 is just an updated Vista, although Microsoft is probably more than ready to get rid of the Vista name. How many know that SP1 totally replaced the Vista kernal?