As Windows XP turns 10 today I'm really wondering what to do with my parents ancient Windows XP computer.
Before I moved out I knew it was aging badly. Its an old Pentium 4 box. Works okay-ish for now, but its simply getting worse. And since I've moved out, I can't do the 6 month reformat cycle that I think was the only thing keeping it running at all.
The holiday season is coming up meaning great deals on Windows 7 computers. However Windows 8 is just around the corner, it doesn't seem to make sense to be an OS behind everyone else 6 months after you bought a new computer.
Whats the recommended course of action in a situation like this? Wait for Windows 8 while the computer degrades rapidly or upgrade and be out of date in 6 months?