So I was actually incorrect about the lack of a floating TIP -- it just doesn't appear in firefox without an extension. The floating TIP acts very similarly to the Vista floating TIP, so on that front I'm happy. I'm probably going to stay with XP because 1) I don't use the handwriting recognizer that much; I pretty much only use it to enter in URLs and file names, and 2) using photoshop, there's a bit of a difference between having 1gb of ram available and having 1.4 gb of ram available. XP does have the slight annoyance of not properly connecting to the wireless after going to sleep. If I wasn't running Photoshop, I'd probably use Vista. It's actually not that slow, it seems similarly responsive, given that you have 2gb of RAM. The new features are kind of cool as well. But that being said, my opinion is that it's not worth changing whatever OS your tablet came with .