HI Claude: I would suggest getting Windows 7 with the upgrade option to Windows 8. Windows 7 has be very stable for me. Joseph Chow IT Professional Castro Valley, CA -----Original Message----- From: adaptivetec-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:adaptivetec-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Claude Everett Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 23:22 To: adaptivetec@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [adaptivetec] Changing computers My 5 year old XP desktop is giving me grief and the Windows has had to be repaired three times in the last 4 months. So I am considering getting a new machine. I guess that my choices are: 1. getting a new Ms windows 7 or waiting for windows 8. Or 2. Getting a Mac Pro, which runs both, apple OS, and Windows. Which would you recommend. Claude Everett American By Chance , Californian by Choice. Every one has a disability, Some, are more aware of it than others.