Nah--just stick with XP. It'll probably be good for five years or so. By that time, Microsoft will probably have been sued out of business.
Yup, I switched from XP to a Mac G4 laptop. No problems!
I just tried Ubuntu Linux. If I can work out some hardware issues, figure out the convoluted process of installing files and "mounting" drives, I might consider flipping MS the bird.
This is ridiculous. Why have all this high-definition content if we won't be able to see it or hear it?