See Windows Vista
Microsoft promised Windows Vista would be better. In the end it turned out to be not only worse, but infested with all kinds of things that track and monitor everything you do on your computer, even when you're offline. By the way, if you want to disable them you can't. Many have (appropriately) nicknamed it Windows ME 2.
When looking for a new OS
a friend of mine suggested Windows Vista. But I decided I didn't want Microsoft breathing down my neck and I didn't want an OS that's about as stable as a poorly made block of C-4
in the passenger seat of a Ford
truck driving on the bumpiest road in the world. So I got Linux
instead. If you really want Windows, go with Windows XP
, as it's the only stable version of Windows. Just don't get Windows ME 2.