Well, as I said in another topic, at home I am using Windows 7, as my computer is not so old, has lots of memory and can easily work with Windows 7, even though when I bought it, it came with Vista, I removed it and installed XP, but I couldn't get all the features of it, as drivers weren't as good as for Vista, but I was quite patient and soon Windows 7 appeared, as I am a student, I got myself a copy of Windows 7 Pro for students in the MSDN program and samsung released drivers and everything, it works like a charm, much better than XP
But for older computers, which were designed to run XP, I think they should run XP, as I can't find anything bad about XP, I am using it at work and have no problems, even though the computer is new at my workplace.. just as it was said, you need to NOT USE IE6
Whoever wants to use IE9, need to use Windows 7, but on XP IE8 is quite satisfying , so... just use Opera or Chrome
Besides, I think XP has better performance and other stuff for some not new games which requires DirectX9, if there is no problems with drivers, when it's a good OS.
out of curiosity what kinda pc or laptop did you have some driver issues with on xp?
does anyone here with windows 7 know if it can install old games built for windows 2000/XP?