I must admit I'm quite happy running XP on my old Del Inspiron, which will hopefully see me a few years yet. As it's running software that's more up to date than I use at work, I'm hoping that XP will continue to be supported for a while yet.
My brother has a much more up to date (& higher spec) laptop that was running Vista. He has upgraded to 7, which he recons has made it much easier to add either hardware or software to.
BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!