So if your tired of running Vista, you can run Windows 2008 as your workstation. Windows 2008 runs much smoother than Vista. I have run Windows 2008 as my main OS and I have enjoyed (until I tried Windows 7). Here is link to using Windows 2008 Server as a workstation, http://www.win2008workstation.com/wordpress/.
I found this info in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue of Code magazine.