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I am trying to decide which os to get. I am good with windows xp, so i think i might stay with it. I hear almost all negative things about vista. Also, If i get xp, which is better? MCE, pro, or home?
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post #2 of 26
None of the above.

But if you're really going Microsoft... XP Pro.
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post #3 of 26
Windows Server 2008, if an XP distro, then 32 bit Pro. 64 bit can be a butthole about drivers. I know from experience.
    
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post #4 of 26
If you're not into gaming then get Windows Vista.
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post #5 of 26
Non of the above. Go linux
    
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post #6 of 26
If you HAVE to buy one now, get Vista. You WILL have to have it for the future. And right now, it doesn't perform much worse that XP.

Given a few months it will perform better than XP.

This is from FIRST HAND experience.
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post #7 of 26
Solaris.
post #8 of 26
Vista is awesome. Most people that have really used it love it, including me.
post #9 of 26
Server 2008 beta 3, its Vista minus all the bloated crap!
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post #10 of 26
if staying with XP id say MCE
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