In order to lengthen the lifespan of my machine I am replacing the weekest link, the hard drive and installing a new OS.
I had planned on using xp pro as my virtualbox host and ubuntu as guest.
After messing with ubuntu desktop and server I am really impressed and am thinking of reversing the virtualbox setup; ubuntu host xp guest.
I would use XP for Adobe Fireworks, Netflix, and iTunes (maybe) that's pretty much it.
Any reason not to do ubuntu host with xp guest?
Edit: It's a desktop. 4gb ram, 500gb disk, Pent D 3.2 ghz