Re: Vista or XP
tough call. however, nobody was happy about xp, at first. i'd go ahead and get onboard with vista. odds are it will fully replace xp in the near future. probly best to go ahead and get used to it now. the sp1 really did fix a lot of issues.
just remember to install OS and SP with no more than 2g of ram. you can pop those other 2 back in as soon as you're done