Yeah TA on a pentium 90 was pure hell. I can't really remeber if I ran the game in 640*480 or 320*200. I rember thinking 640*480 was really high tech stuff with a gigantic wow factor. I've played the game again in window on my current screen and it's a 4" rectangle now.
Leaving the other 26" empty.
I've tested the Supreme Commander Demo in winxp and it's slightly faster than Vista. Still get a slowdown at speed *8 with a lot of units, but that's to be expected.
Back on topic.
I'm hoping for the 16th too. But a more realistic date would be the 19th. I wouldn't want to release a game just before the weekend. If anything goes wrong you can't help people. Then again the SDC is a tried and tested system so I'm not expecting any problems.