When I'm using my win xp box I can relax my mind, my eyes, I calm down.
I actually want to disagree that windows 7 is a sufficient progress over WinXP(fully updated) I got back running xp32 on my revo3600(64bit ready atom1.6ghz,2gb,320gb), it's fully encrypted:
And well what can I tell, boot times even with encryption not like win7(with faster hdd), and jbidwatcher(java/browser plugins all off) runs smoothly
I use this machine to do important work on, like personal administration(banking, paypal, ebay, shopping) using opera it all runs well,
to say the least when I use my XP-box and turn back to my corei7-Q720/8gb/1tb elitebook workstation laptop, I can only say the games+3dapps have more power, but having deactivated all fancy graphics and so on it looses to xp.
(winxp == config: looks like win2k)
WindowsXP seems to be cleaner, quicker to respond