I have only one computer running windows XP, with my computing needs and internet needs completely satisifed by the few years old computer and the software. The only change I have had to make is to increase the RAM and to get away from Internet Explorer 8 (because many sites do not work well any more with that version). So, I do not see any need to make any other switches at this time, such as getting windows 7 or windows 8 and all the new software to make everything compatible.

If and when (in a year or more), it becomes hard to work with windows XP because of lack of Microsoft support, I will probably just buy a brand new computer which will have the latest operating system (windows 9?) at the time and then worry about getting the new application software and transfering my files. Until then, I am content to live with my old computer using windows XP.