As are most people these days, I'm running Windows XP in a virtual machine. I've been doing it since 2007, and it has handled the Windows programs I need it to run very well. In fact, it still runs them well. No doubt about it. But, recently, I've been faced with reviews, forum threads, and people talking about how XP is getting dated. Which, I guess, it is. It has been out since 2001, around the same time as Mac OS X 10.1, which if you think about it, would seem crazy to be using these days. So, I create the thread in the spirit of asking this question... That is, whether or not I should upgrade my virtual machine to something newer, like Vista, and then getting 7 shortly after?