I was happy with Beta 2, despite its known shortcomings, but RC1, despite\nrepeated clean installs, turned my PC into a train wreck. I couldn't install\nAdobe CS2 (the Installer just wouldn't co-operate), little luck with AC'97\ndrivers, none with Canon LiDE80 scanner drivers, Media Centre was a no-go\nzone, Windows Explorer was very flakey and would take about 15 secs to open\na folder, IE7 would shut down unexpectedly and restart, boot time was a\nshocker, I was losing the will to live...\n\n....basically it was unusable.\n\nAll of those problems (and a few more) have been completely resolved with\nRC2. And I'm a happy camper. For the first time (o joy, o rapture!) it\nrecognized my onboard AC'97 sound and installed the correct drivers (from\nAutomatic Update) along with, surprisingly, one of the four drivers for the\nLeadtek DVT1000 digital TV card (the other three I installed manually). It\ndidn't pick up the scanner drivers, but graciously accepted the old ones I\noffered it from my D: partition. Recognized and installed the Canon IP5200\nprinter. Adobe CS2 intalled without a hitch, although there still seem to be\nproblems with Adobe's Updater, but that was the case with XP too, so I blame\nAdobe there. Photoshop runs without Aero Glass. No problems with InDesign.\nIllustrator's palettes have a rather inconsistent way of dealing with the\nVista 'skin', but the application is working flawlessly.\n\nMedia Centre is working, it scanned for and picked up all our local digital\nTV stations. And, Explorer opens up folders in nano seconds now!\n\nFor me, so far, touch wood, it's ready for Prime Time.