Vista is making me think of leaving windows. Boostc is one of the things that ties me to it. Writing it in Java would be great, but running under some sort of windows like porting environment would be OK. Would like the whole ide including the debugger, they are really nice to work with.
Just a suggestion... Run Linux, get a copy of Vmware Server (it's free) and run a copy of Windows 2000 (or XP) under it. Use Samba to share files with the W2K virtual machine and run the IDE in the VM. Just don't allow the virtual machine access to the internet and you needn't worry too much about updates to Windows.
I'd do similar, except I installed my BoostC license on my laptop that runs XP. It shares files with my Linux box using Samba. I have a Windows 2000 virtual machine on the Linux box which I use to run Winpic and Screamer for PIC programming. It also has Mplab for maintaining some of my old assembly code. I compile on the laptop, copy the hex file to a net drive then download to the PIC using Screamer.
Have vmware up now under ubuntu which seems very cool. This would let me run it, but would rather be native.
Good tip if it is not available.