Go here and sign petition to save Win XP.
If you haven't already got XP, delanti, then you may as well go with Vista. It can only improve, or, as Katzy says, Ubuntu!
If Ubuntu had a range of apps that would more completely emulate Orifice, I would persist, but I don't fancy re-writing thousands of lines of code at the moment.
I am running Vista Leigh. To be honest, I have had no problems so far. Of course I haven't done anything that would tax the system but have done most
of the things a home user would do without any problem.
I am even running my Lotus Smartsuite that came on my Win95 PC and no complaints from Vista. IPhoto Plus 4 is another old program from Win95 days that is running fine.
I know there are a lot uf users of XP on here, that is why I posted the link. I had concerns when I purchased this PC and could not get XP but so far the only thing that is a bit annoying are the warning pop ups. Also I have a couple of programs that I disabled in start up that I can not remove or uninstall in control panel but I can live with that.