Photo loggers for the most part are under $100.00. I think they will come down in price, plus cameras will soon be have them built in.
The 32 bit Vista is not bad IMHO. The 64 bit is a nightmare. My printer/scanner would not even work with it. Google is going to come out with an OS next year, it will probably be free knowing them. That might be a good fix. I just hate changing things in my computer. I just want to turn it on and have it work.. simple.