Originally Posted by LuckyR
Yup, XP was decent (IMO the first really beyond decent Win OS for the home user). I never got Vista (terrible initially) so I have no info on whether it became decent in later incarnations. Though something tells me your daughter is not a power user.
Intially vista was bad and I only had it because it came with a new computer. After the second service pack it was fine. I don't know if she is power user. Mostly just does regular school age stuff- internet, some games, some video editing. In general I find that the best policy for me is if my OS is working fine to not upgrade until I am forced to.