Why not go with the OS that works for you? If Windows is not acceptable (any version) how about Apple or Linux?
As a "computer novice", I'm completely baffled!
My first laptop, had Windows XP Home.
All worked fine........
Next, bought an Acer Apire 3690, pre-loaded with Vista Home premium.
Had load of hassles, too involved and lengthy to go into here...
Vista, had so many problems, continiously, with loads of updates, "patches" etc., means it was not too good?
Now Windows 7?
Same thing all over ?
Is Windows XP home no good anymore?
My computer use, is mainly basic, e.g. e mail, online banking etc.,
I also like to play online poker, (Zynga).
I want to buy a new Laptop.
Would it be better for a guy, like me, with limited computer knowledge, to opt for Windows XP HOME, or go for one pre-loaded with Windows 7, which in my simple mind, will continiously be updated, patched, etc., and cause problems?
Your help would be appreciated, as I am a pensioner and can't afford to spend too much, and especially, on a new system, (Windows 7), which may cause me more headaches, hassles, & money.
(2) Can anyone recommend a new laptop, for around