So every so often a reformat of the hard drive and a reinstall of windows usually fixes it, but on this occasion I thought if I am going to all that trouble I may as well try out Linux with Ubuntu, as they are free. I can now say I am glad I did, because I am very impressed with its speed and ease of use.
The only negative was trying to get the BBC Iplayer to play and for the proxy to work, I have to admit it was a struggle, but I can now say I have it working.
In the end I down loaded the Opera browser as I could not get it to work with FireFox or Chrome, but even with Opera it was a little difficult. In the end the tweak that finally clinched it was the turbo charge button. Once clicked viewing was fine.
The only issue I have now is to get live broadcasts and SKY player to work, which at this stage doesn’t seem achievable, but if I can get it to work I may even bin Vista for day to day use.