I’ve decided to dump Windows on my laptop. I had problems with XP being very slow. I tried to do a clean copy of 32-bit Vista. That worked, until something happened with that + TrueCrypt, and the system became unusable again. My solution is to install Debian Lenny. More here
I’ve always appreciated Debian’s update system, and the package management. It is so easy to keep configuration control over the programs I use. Right now, I’m using OpenOffice to compose this posting, which was a default install with Lenny.