I have finally had enough of Windows. My ebay account got hacked because I had been infected by a rootkit and keylogger, from an unknown source. I am very careful about what goes onto my computer and know how to remove nasties by hand etc. Also use Opera instead of IE and all the rest. This rootkit was deeply embedded into the system and I could not get rid of it. It wasn't even detectable using another OS to examine the infected partition.
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.