Thanks for the link to Windows Live - Photo Gallery. The Movie Maker does not sound like it would be important to me. My second question involves "Photo Gallery".....is it the same as "My Photos" in that you load from camera into the computer, save and store the photos, and you can "attach" then to a e-mail and mail them ? Also, I assume that there would be no "issues" with continued usage of Thunderbird for my e-mail.
I am really trying to be comfortable with the upgrade before I install it.