YOU CAN GET a more secure operating system for your Windows PC right now by purchasing the "$200 Windows XP service pack called Vista", writes CNET Senior Editor Robert Vamosi. He points out that "most of the touted security enhancements in Windows Vista don't appear in the Home Premium and Basic versions, and what is there, what's not already available within Windows XP, could have fit into a free Windows XP service pack instead of requiring a $200 upgrade." But if you want an operating system that's easier to use with a host of pretty icons, you should consider Vista. As long as you still manage security on your own.
Robert Vamos -- "That $200 Windows XP Service Pack Called Vista"