If you are buying a name brand computer, you will likely find it bundled with Vista. I recently bought an HP a6750y computer from Best Buy for about $700. It`s likely overkill for your needs, but I do a lot of Photoshop work and the PC is a quad core, 64-bit computer.
I normally build my own PC`s, but I am waiting for the competition in the motherboards for the Intel i7 CPU to bring those prices down. The i7 smokes everything in its class.
Small business PCs are virtually identical to the small business PC`s except the small business PC will be loaded with Vista Business and the home with Vista Home.
"Vista...faster"? Only in your imagination. I have two laptops that are physically identical in every way, except one has XP-Pro and the other Vista Pro. Every program that I run on both Laptops, the Vista laptop is significantly slower.
Craig, like you and many others I know, I avoid Vista like the third rail. My new HP PC came loaded with Vista Home, 64-bit. So, I decided to leave it installed because I couldn`t find an OEM copy of 64-bit XP. I am also trying a beta of Win7. (Yes, I have a lot of PCs around here.) I am warming up to W7. It`s never crashed on me (though I don`t use it every day) and seems to address many of the problems in Vista.
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