windows is still reasonable value for money, as microsoft have yet to copy what others do and charge annual subscriptions for updates so because of that its good value, eg. XP lasted for about 10 years for its price.
i know Windows have problems, but it is getting better, windows 7 is pretty good.
Ok so I been screaming at it for the last couple of days, because I kept getting BSOD, but I found out that was not Windows fault. I moved my computer from one room to another and one of the memory sticks must have slipped out and I did not notice. I went into the machine yesterday to remove my old card reader and decided just to press the memory sticks to make sure and now know more problems
If windows 7 last as long as windows XP then it will be great value for money and as you said it gets updated often.
the problem I have is that SP1 will not install for some reason. I backed up my computer and even installed Windows 7 from Scratch to see if it would work then, but nope, even tried the readyness tool, still no go.
Technet was brilliant value till microsoft nerfed it, even the nerfed version is good value tho and especially if you also want office.
I know what technet is, but never knew it used to belong to another company.
Anyway, Silverlight, may as well install it as you never know,
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.