I would go with XP for now since they are supplying the Vista upgrade. This way you can run the upgrade advisor to see if there are any software issues.
I am about to get a new desktop computer. It is an Alienware 51 7500 with 2gb of ram a 8800 gtx card and a duo core extreme chip, with 500gb raid 0.
My question is, should I tell them to go ahead and install Vista and I will start using vista right out of the box? Or should I tell them to load XP and give me the software for Vista and I will do it at a later time. (which they already said they will do)
The computers specs should handle Vista just fine, I am more concerned with the bugs and glitches found in Vista.
The computer will be used for digital creation (maya,Photoshop,Illustrator, etc) as well as some gaming on the side.
So tell them to install Vista for me to use out of the box?
Or tell them to install XP and give me Vista to install later?