Well, I normally use Vista but ATM I'm (Very slowly and painfully) trying to wean myself off of MS onto Linux Mint. Fortunately, Firefox and VLC work great but it's a lot more painful to find alternatives to many of the programs I typically use. I finally got Irfanview and FatStone to work satisfactorily with WINE.
I honestly don't know if this is going to work. If I can do it without ever having to use that tedious command terminal thing, I just might get used to it.
But I seem to be at least halfway there. The fact that I can even run my computer for free is pretty cool.