My XP laptop died on Saturday. Since then she has been a Vista machine twice, and a linux box once. Nothing has worked-Vista had a software clash with the anti virus and it disabled a ton of drivers. Repair failed, there was no restore point. Second install, put another anti virus on it and it started blue screening every five minutes!!
So Ubuntu it was, but there was no wireless support for my WLAN card. I spent three hours trying to use ndiswrapper through the command line, before, after three days I just gave up. I need to work.
XP it is. I still hate Vista. I like Ubuntu, I just wish that I had a more compliant machine.