Re: Windows or OS X?
As I'm sure many people do, I use XP at both home and work. I can honestly say that I never have software problems with my XP PC. I keep antivirus and firewall running at all times and usually run spyware/malware programs weekly. I love having the control that a firewall gives so I can deny access to any programs that don't need it. Since my harware is aging, around 3 yrs old (Celeron, 768MB RAM, old graphics card), I don't try to run recent games or anything. But for just internet, office apps, media, XP is by far the best Windows OS I've ever used. I won't upgrade to Vista until I build a new computer with up to date hardware. As for PC's that I'm not in control of, who knows what problems I'll run into. OSX is definitely better safety wise.
In the next year or so, I'm going to try and have a Vista machine as my desktop PC and a MacBook Pro as my laptop. Best of both worlds I guess.