Is windows XP better than windows Vista?

I recently got a new lap top as a gift from my parents. Although I was thrilled about the gift, I was a little upset to see that it had windows XP on it instead of windows vista. They told me after I asked about it that they wanted to get the best they could get, and that a lot of people told them that windows... show more I recently got a new lap top as a gift from my parents. Although I was thrilled about the gift, I was a little upset to see that it had windows XP on it instead of windows vista. They told me after I asked about it that they wanted to get the best they could get, and that a lot of people told them that windows vista was no good, it was hard to operate and all sorts of stuff. So, what is your thoughts on the matter? Vista or XP?
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