Well, I did it! Today, I installed Windows Vista on my Tecra M5 and got everything including Aero Glass working just fine. I managed to get a Windows Experience Index of 3.0 (see picture below), which I understand is pretty good.
I think that I’ll use this as my primary machine from now on since I run the MOSS demos on this box anyway (still need to get VPC or Virtual Server working on Vista). I’ll use the M400 as my backup machine for newer builds of Vista and Office 2007.
I've been searching for some way to give Microsoft a simple suggestion for Word. All I can find is support options that cost big bucks! I know this isn't relevant to your blog, but perhaps you will be a kind person who will send this suggestion to the proper place for me.
Anyway, my suggestion is very simple: Microsoft Word needs a new command-line option to open a file in read-only mode! It should create a read-only shortcut that uses it, when installed. More complex designs involving access rights might not be understood by new Office users or perceived as user-friendly.
(Sorry this isn't on the cutting edge, but I think protection from changing the contents of a document has its place.)
David, I'd suggest posting your suggestion on Chris Pratley's blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/Chris_Pratley) and send it to him as e-mail feedback from there.