This other partition happened to be Windows Vista. So slow. So much slower than XP. So much memory consumption too.
So, I've moved to Ubuntu Linux. Got my dual monitors set up properly, printer scanner and tv card. Wasn't all easy though getting it all working - but now thing run smoother than ever. The tv card works better than it ever did on Windows. Memory consumption is a more reasonable 350Mb on a busy desktop, not 800Mb on Windows. Swap isn't used until its necessary. etc etc etc
Good riddance Windows.
I used to love computers, I had an old Acorn Archimedes with an ARM RISC processor which was awesome for programming and doing 'cool stuff'
Computers now tire me a bit, becuase of the power and resources they have and how they're wasted to give a user experience in terms of responsiveness the same as an old 486 with Windows 3.1. Obviously they look better now, but it really annoys me when My Computer takes more than a few seconds to display etc. It should be instantaneous, particulatly with god knows how many MIPS and hd bandwidth available. Its not just Windows that suffers from this problem either.