|Kind of depends on a few things. |
I am not so sure Vista is as bad as everyone thinks. The price of an XP disk is still high unless you have a disk already that is legal. I'm sure there are a few gamers and technical users that have to have XP and NT systems.
Why don't you like Vista?
I prefer Vista for a few reasons. I really like the fact that they give you a DVD that has PE 2.0 on it and can help repair your system in case of crash. Saying that I mainly use XP by a huge margin. I only have access to one Vista machine and a few thousand xp systems.
"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10