@Nivek: True, but if Cloud Computing takes over, we won't even have the luxury of choosing software versions anymore (you've already lost the rights to your CONTENT the minute you signed into Google's Cloud Computing Paradigm), as it will be totally under the provider's control with no recourse from the user whatosoever! At least, as long as I actually own the PHYSICAL HARDWARE and that I can make it work with the version of software I want without having to be connected online for it to work, I will be OK!
Can you imagine being FORCED to use Office 2007? Or any other of the recent schizophrenic software versions that have been taking over recently?! GOD FORBID!