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Windows Vista: Basic or Premium?

If I get a computer with...

Intel® Celeron ® Processor 420 (1.60GHz, 800 FSB)
1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs
250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100

...would it be worth it to get Vista Home Premium instead of Basic? Will this hardware run all the fancy Premium features (Aero, etc.) well? Or will it be slow and a waste of $30?


EDIT: Also, XP IS NOT AN OPTION, PPL. I don't have XP, and I'm not paying $200 extra just to get it (yes, that's what it would cost). I've never even owned a computer with XP. My old computer runs Windows 98, which SUCKS. I'm getting Vista! I have no attachment to or fondness for XP whatsoever.

EDIT 2: THANKS EVERYONE! I went with Basic 'cause $30 seems like a lot just for transparent menus. I spent $30 on a new 12-outlet surge protector instead.

NEW QUESTION: WHICH IS BETTER, VISTA OR XP? AND WHY? LOL
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