I agree with VoG™ as when I first had a PC 2 and a half years ago I used Windows ME and I hated it as I kept having the operating system 'freeze' and so I had to press the reset button and then I had to wait for the Diskcheck utility to complete on the reboot. XP is the most stable operating system that Microsoft have yet produced IMHO. CW
is undoubtedly the most stable - and the best - operating system that anyone has produced, by far.
Comments from dedicated Win 98 fans notwihtstanding I can't think of a single good reason not to upgrade, apart from the 'thrill' of feeling that you have somehow got one over on Bill Gates. Why anyone should find that a thrill is beyond me, especially when it means denying themselves the use of a far better, more secure operating environment, but we're all entitled to freedom of choice in such things.
I remember, back in the dark ages when Windows98 was first launched hearing people say that they they would upgrade "over my dead body - I detest Windows 98" or words to that effect. There are people saying much the same thing now about WinXP, but what goes around comes around, and in the end they'll move on - they'll have to if they want to use software that's now in development, because in a few years time new releases won't run in Win98 at all.