Oh, well, in THAT case, then it's a "celebration of promotion" slash "late christmas present" gift.
I hear what you're saying about VISTA. I'm not sure about it, myself. I mean, are they trying to be coy with the Spanish name or what? Personally, I want my freakin' computer to WORK, not be picturesque and distant. If I wanted picturesque and distant, I would buy a Mac so I could be 'l33t and superior.