Does what its told!
Lack of features
Windows Vista Home basic, a good operating system for anyone on a low budget.
It has great features, i must say it does look much better than Windows XP.
It all depends what you are going to use it for.
Vista lacks compatibility in many freewares and games. so if your a gamer and plan on playing old games and games that are not compatible with Vista, do not buy it, it is not for you.
I would advice gamers to buy either Windows XP SP3 or Windows 7 Ultimate, both these products will have compatibility for most games, however i would advice you check your system specification and judge if it will serve right for Windows 7 Ultimate.
If you are planning to use it solely for work such as word processing etc... then this would be a good option, but always consider the new Windows 7 which i can say without a doubt does a better job then this.
So why wouldnt i recommend this to a friend? well because i love Windows 7 so much.