I am in that position. The computers I have will not run Windows 7 and I do not want to spend money on a new computer at the moment. Xp does everything I need and does it well. No gamer here. I have XP on two computers including an old emachines that I bought in 2002 and have never gotten infected. If I ever do by chance get infected, I keep regular backup images; format, restore, and I am back in business in less than an hour. XP security updates stop in 2014. I may bite the bullet and get a new computer before Windows 8 arrives because of the discounts or install Ubuntu on the emachines and soldier on.