Windows Vista was pretty much of a train wreck of an OS when it was released 2 1/2 years ago. There were tons of performance problems and driver support was poor. However it looks like Microsoft's next OS release Windows 7 will be a much better product (it's due out on October 22) and Stardock CEO Brad Wardell feels game developers need to get on the Windows 7 bandwagon now.
Chatting with Gamasutra, Wardell feels that one of the big features of Windows 7 is Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP) which will allow a PC's CPU to handle some DirectX graphical features even if the PC has a poor gaphics card or no dedicated graphics card installed. Wardell feels that feature will allow lots of games to be played on low end machines: "We want the game to look incredible on high-end systems, but I want people to be able to play this on their three-year-old laptop on the airplane."