My thoughts are to hang tough till Windows 7. The reasons to stick with XP are not in your post. The most common is you have a printer, scanner that you will not replace.
Hello I would like some input to help me make purchase and OS decisions. I've already gotten excellent suggestions and information from a previous post on buying a new laptop.
I have a Desktop circa 2005 running (slow but I typically toggle between 3-5 programs plus Internet when I work) on an XP Pro SP2 OS, lots of hard disk room, and plenty of RAM. But it's slow all the same.
I'm looking to purchase a new laptop and have decided it will probably be the Acer TravelMate, a 64 bit model. I will have the XP option, but do I want to do that?
I'm not afraid to go Vista but am thinking delayed gratification and waiting for Win7 might be best in the long run as I don't really want to waste my time on extraneous learning, driver-checking and software replacement curve even though I've read Win7 will supposedly be accommodating apps written for Vista.
Meanwhile, unless I downgrade the laptop to XP, my laptop and PC won't be able to communicate with each other without some sort of server mediating the process. There are apps on my XP machine(s) that are not being maintained or rewritten. When XP goes, there goes some of my programs that I will need to open the files I created with them going back a kazillion years in my projects.