Windows XP or Windows 7 Starter?
by PCAMLV - 10/27/09 1:06 PM
I've decided to get a netbook for when I'm out of the office -- keep up with emails, download and forward pdf files, etc. The iphone's great, but I need a bigger screen. Anyhow, the Asus 1005HA-P is where I've landed. Now the question is, which operating system do I want? Windows XP or Windows 7 Starter?
What are the +/- of each? If I go with Windows 7 Starter, can I upgrade to Home Premium if I find it's not working for me? If so, what $ am I looking at to do that?
I've seen the charts comparing the various versions of Windows 7, but I need someone to speak to me in user terms if at all possible.
Things that are important to me:
- Quick access to internet. Want it to go from in my bag to up and working in as little time as possible. I'm impatient and loathe waiting. Plus my job is super fast paced.
- Multiple internet windows open. I'm a multi-tasker.
- Battery life is nice, but I'll be buying a plug anyhow so I don't imagine it's a deal-breaker if one lengthens/shortens the life a tad.
Oh, and I should add that I've been a mac user for years. So... it's not like I'm familiar with any of the recent versions of Windows.... except Vista, which causes me to want to hurt someone each time I touch it, but since that's not part of the discussion, we'll stop there.