i have a dell desktop computer with windows98 since february 1999. I am accustomed to windows98 but now my daughter has gifted me with a new computer and i have a choice of windows98ME or windows XP home which will be installed by the vendor. since i know windows98 windows98ME will be easy to operate, i feel apprehensive about windowsXP since i will have to buy books to know more about it, i would like advice on whether i should opt for windows98ME or windowsXP home. please help. thank you
"since i know windows98 windows98ME will be easy to operate," I take it you mean Win98 or WinME. 98 is a good O/S but ME is dire. Go for XP and get reading, its a far Superior system and as with all new computer paraphernalia its simple to use.
Iwould agree on the whole with spikeychris XP is the one to go with. I have used 95,98 and ME,now using XP pro and XP gets my vote.Once you get used to it you will wonder how you ever managed without it. ME wasn't bad to use once it had been beaten into submission although it would still occasionally bite you on the bum when you least expected it. :-)))
When I had ME it would crash (blue screen) probably once a day. If it didn't do that it would freeze up, requiring a hard restart. With XP loaded on the same PC it never freezes and I've probably had about three crashes in almost as many years.
The Pink Panther, do you use ME? if so how many times have you seen "active desktop recovery"? you must have seen it at least once. Its neither one thing or the other, it dumped DOS but still relied on it to an extent. I had to run a network of 6 machines with ME and every re-boot it lost at least one driver.
I do, and always will do, HATE Microsoft Window Millennium with a Passion.
I could go on but my wine glass is empty and I have a thirst on.