The new version of Windows, now named Windows Vista, is slated for launch in early 2007. Who knows when it will be released? But you wouldn’t want to buy an new computer now that didn’t meet the requirements without upgrade. So if you are in the market for hardware, visit Microsoft’s new Windows Vista: Get Ready page. Call me cynical, but I bet I’m not the only one who wonders if offering five editions of Windows Vista is more about wringing money out of the buying public than than it being "designed to fit the way you intend to use your PC."