I have a laptop, about 6 years old, which is currently running XP. It's not especially well spec'd, and I wondered whether it would be better to change the OS to Windows 7 or 8. The machine:
- Acer Aspire 5630
- Intel Core 2 T5500 @ 1.66GHz
- 1.0G Ram
- 50G HD
Assuming that I can't use a Linux distribution (and it seems to me that is not the forum for that discussions), and with the deadline for Windows XP support coming up, I would like to know what criteria should be used in deciding which of Windows 7 or 8 would be better to put on the machine. I have picked up that both of them can be configured to be lighter weight than XP, but on what logical reasoning should I pick one or the other?