Yes my friend, that was the right choice. I switched to Linux after meeting disaster with Vista. I have a desktop and laptop with a multiboot Linux system so I can choose whatever Linux I want to run. I am still keeping my ole WinXP because for me it is still the best Win around. I don't care one bit when they finally cancel support for it because I know at least half of the software I have on my XP won't run with Win7or8. So no problem there. I just regularly upgrade my Linuxes (not every 6 months,mind you!)and I am very happy with that.And for the few instances I really need Win, well my old WinXP still does the job.