Around six months ago, before Vista was even complete, I blogged about how the "Previous Versions" (aka Shadow Copy) feature could potentially be a great safety net against data loss.

As I was skimming through my feeds earlier today, I noticed this post by James Kendrick in which he writes about how he was able to recover shadow copies of critical files that he accidentally lost. The post is a clear testament to how awesome this feature is. While it's no replacement for regular backups, it can complement an existing backup strategy very well. Best of all, it works out-of-the-box and requires no set up on the user's part, as JK discovered.

It's all these little things together that make Vista totally worthwhile for me, even if it means having to put up with other minor problems now and then.