"riskman" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In general, I'm about ready to format my new computer's hard drive and
> install XP Professional and just get rid of Vista.
That surely makes sense. While I'm gritting my teeth and pushing on with
Vista at home, I've recently re-installed XP Pro at work.
> I'm a mobile professional
> and can't afford to buy two of everything I need on my desktop and laptop.
But I don't see how you get here from your previous statement. It makes no
sense. Windows' licences, agree with them or not, are much the same in this
regard for both the versions of Windows that you mention. And using Vista
makes no changes to your licence terms for Microsoft Office, say, and most
certainly not to non-Microsoft software.