a lot of people would probably be wanting xp if they have the computer for it. since it should become much more stable than what we have now. you might say that they should try linux. well, there are still a lot of people out there who don’t want to simply because of the “perception” that it is harder to use. although linux has become better, windows is still winning with a large userbase (desktop) and usability and consistency with the interface. so unless the linux community starts to standardize everything into only one highly configurable interface (instead of 6+ different interface), average computer users would probably stick with windows. on macs side, they’re too expensive. sucks.