I have used every version of Windows there is, from Windows 3.1 to Windows 8 and this is my favorite of them all. I love the stability of this version, the ease of use and the compatibility. I have had very few problems with glitches, or crashes. Almost every programs out there is compatible as well as almost all hardware. It is very simple to use and setup and to change whenever you need. I have upgraded some of my computers in the past but I have almost always gone back to Windows XP because of how much I like it. The only thing that I have ever not liked with it is that you have to install the service packs for it. This is a very small complaint though because they are very easy to install as well. I would absolutely recommend this operating system to anyone that was wanting a change. It is stable, easy to use and just a very good all around program for home or business use.