Rebuild Conundrum – XP, Vista, or Linux

After some time you have installed enough software on your PC that XP is just no longer able to run or boot fast like you remember when you originally installed it. This is known as the rebuild conundrum. You are faced with reinstallation of all your software in exchange for a faster more stream-lined pc, in exchange for things not working like they use to.

The problem I have is which operating system. Vista, which I have nothing but problems with, XP, which I also have tons of problems with but is the best so far is being discontinued, and Linux, which is not as usable as I would like seems to be the current favorite, and OSX, well I am stuck with hardware I can’t do anything with…

Enter VMWare. I can install whatever OS I want on VMWare then transfer the OS if I like it or not via a file transfer. I can install XP, Vista, or Linux (Ubuntu or Fedora), and use them all from the same machine. But then I have several machines and the context switching (i.e. using this machine for this task, and that machine for that task, it’s too much.)

I don’t know what to do, I’m at a loose loose point, and to top it off my iPod will not be recognized via my current Computer with all my music.