Originally posted by Ste
Don't. VISTA is too buggy right now. Wait a few months for updates.
Okay first Vista is less buggy than XP was when it was first released. Plus there are thousands of people who have not had any problems with the switch. Vista isnt buggy the software and driver support is. That is NOT Microsoft's fault that they cant update their stuff even after Vista went final in November.
Also this topic has been done over and over again. Read the topics. Use the search function. Everyone has a different opinion. I personally Dual Boot but use Vista as my main OS.
Overall you will notice a bit of a hit since you have 1GB of memory and a 7600. With the RAM you will notice that Vista will lag a bit. 2GB would be better but 1GB can run Vista.
The 7600 is a DX9 card so you can do Aero but you can not take full advantage of DX10. Only people with a 8800 or ATi R600 can right now. Plus driver support for Vista and Video cards is shotty at best right now. They work but there are a few issues.
Overall the choice is yours. I personally love Vista. IT works great and i have had VERY few issues with it at all. My Video drivers and sound drivers are a bit buggy but they work. I am still able to game. So i personally dont have any issue with it.