I own a small business and use the computer frequently. Everyone is giving me different advice.
Here's how I use a computer. I do a lot of research online and I keep lots of applications open at once. I need speed and dependability. I store lots of photos. I have a specific link Nortel Networks Contivity VPN Client Monitor???(to another office and airline computers that stays open all day.
I do tons of printing, copying, scanning and faxing. My printer is an HP Officejet G85.
My computer is a Dell Dimension 8400 Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40ghz 3.39GHZ 1.0gb of ram. 2002 Windows XP Service Pack 2.
I listen to itunes through my computer while I work.
I do a little bit of IMing. I'm on MySpace and other such forums.
I store many documents and need them secure. I read, send and keep tons of emails.
I imagine geeks like to spend their money on computers but I "like" to spend money on travel and "need" to spend money on a computer (amongst other things).
If you were spending $800 (approximately) on a new system what would you get? Would you get Vista?
Computers are Greek to me. . .