And I suppose that we will still have to press the 'Start' button to switch the darned thing Off. And still have to restart it in the middle of the road to get everything working again. ( I still have to do that even with XPSP2)
Stable. Then why have I had to restart four times today because things just wouldn't start, or went wrong.
The Internet had disappeared when I returned after lunch, and yes I am on BB and no I didn't switch off the PC. A reboot cured that.
Then whilst I was using Nero to back up, I twice couldn't get it to complete burning and no matter what I did it blocked me from doing anything at all on the PC without a reboot. I have a few coasters from that performance.
And just now this site went AWOL on me, and a reboot sorted that out.
Believe me, this is a lot better than my experience with 98 and ME, but I cannot, from my experience, say that XP SP2 is totally stable, and in 12 months use I have been very glad of Ghost to enable me to recover from mysterious situations where everything just failed. No, I don't visit dodgy sites, and yes, I do have all the paraphernalia of Antivirus, anti spy ware, spybot et al.
Ancient if you have had and continue to have the sort of experience you describe you have a problem. or problems but not neccesarily from your operating system. Windows ME has been much critiscised over its life time and I have to agree it is easy upset however most of the time it is not the windows program that is the cause of the problem. Likewise XT if you are having this sort of trouble it is not normal and It would suggest a software conflict or some other problem as evidently things are not as they should be and your experience is not the norm.