The ultimate stand off...VISTA vs. XP. According to my expert (16 year old son) he has sold me on the Vista. Our local high school has joined with Dell and all kids were issued computers for the school year. The VISTA has better graphics, a side bar, is faster, has teen friendly user sites, however not as stable as XP. Vista offers home, business and entertainment as well as easy access.
As it came with the DELL computer that was supplied to all students, I'm not sure what it costs, if anything extra. The security appears to be good, and audio and fast downloads good as well.
Haven't had to call in for support, so cannot comment on the customer service. Must confess I have been playing around on the kids computers after hours and I rather like it too. Check it out and make comments if you wish. Thanks for reading.