I think you have completely underestimated how important Vista support is for any commercial software vendor desiring to use CUDA. First of all, nearly all machines shipped for a year only come with Vista. And for those people who get laptops, the situation is much worse as the chips needed for CUDA rarely (if ever) come with XP as an option. Besides, how the heck and I supposed to tell someone wanting to buy my software that they need to reinstall to an old OS and use unsupported drivers???
Come on guys. I know that there is a small team working on this, but enough is enough. At this point CUDA is only applicable for data center or research applications. If you don’t want ISV to work with you fine. But just let us know and don’t string us along. Complete silence on your roadmap is no longer funny.
I really hope I’m not coming across rude, but I have bet one of my apps on CUDA and at this point I don’t know if I will ever be able to sell it! I really thought that a driver for the most popular OS in the world would be a no brainer… boy was I wrong!