There you have it. This should give you enough idea what O/S to get with your new puter.
Actually, it is OK OS.
It is a freaking resource hog though.
What really pissed me off was the fact that M$ had it for so many years in development only to come out with nothing, I mean absolutely nothing new in terms of the features and yet was brave enough to push it on us as if there was no alternative.
There never was a new OS, M$ or not, with no new features whatsoever.
Dell had to go back and offer both Vista and XP preinstalled.
Eric, the real answer is it depends.
It is not your line of business.
You will need support sooner or later.
Take whatever is cost-effective for you.
Vista Home is all right. Vista Ultimate is the best Vista.
I have XP Pro SP2 on all my PCs, but it's me. I can take care of any problem, software or hardware, I can configure OS and my apps to perform flawlessly.
I was honored by some members of this board as being called an expert (not in this thread
There will be new OS sometime in the future.
Meanwhile, see it as a tool, not a goal.