Shopping for a notebook computer, I discovered that all of the notebooks sold in stores now come with Windows Vista. The problem is that Vista is a huge bloated resource hog, which creates two problems unique to laptops. The first is that laptops, especially the small and light ones, sacrifice raw computing power for size, and they are just too underpowered to run Vista. The second is that, even if your notebook computer can handle it, Vista will use up the battery faster and cause the fan to stay on more often.
What's the purpose of Vista, anyway, when the old operating system works better? (Obviously, the real purpose is for Microsoft to make money on lemmings who buy "upgrades" to Vista.)
I just ordered a Sony TXN15P/B, the last model in the TX series to still come with XP. Buy one while supplies last.