After a long internal debate, I have decided to upgrade my main home PC to Windows 7. This machine is far from impressive with an AMD 64-bit processor and 1 GB of RAM. But rather than put the $80 toward maxing out the RAM to 2 GB, I will purchase a new quad core tower for $450 with 8 GB of RAM sometime later next year.
Why upgrade? 5 years of patches and service packs have degraded my performance to a 5 minute boot time. So, rather than just re-installing XP, we are going to run the latest and greatest. I have had Windows 7 on my work laptop since the release candidate was, well, released in May. This will be an operating systems that most if not all companies will move to over the next 2 years, just my 2 cents.
I will keep you posted on how my iTunes library and applications move over to my “new” old PC. Before I did this, I also verified that TurboTax 2009 will be supported on both Windows 7 32 and 64 bit operating systems.