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ditto. W98 and FP98 and a few other 90's era relics are not fancy, but they remain functional. I view it sort of like good old fashioned comfort foods. Sometimes there's a touch of indigestion to deal with, but by and large ya know what to expect and that's just not a bad thing.
You can use the ActiveX widget to get everything set up right - the web just looks so much better without all the jagged fonts.
Of course, you could have made a real upgrade [ubuntu.com] instead of just to XP. ;)
Only *just* got rid of our stalwart Windows-for-Workgroups office 486 (and fax machine) to make way for our new daughter!
Your daughter has a built-in fax machine? Cool!
I've made the transition to XP. What a difference!
Home or Pro?
I have the pro ed, and have to say, what I **don't** like about XP is how many of the functions have been replaced with Wizards and other hand-holding devices. The support and help center is particularly patronizing. :-D
Vote for best improvements ever: plug and play really is plug and play, better driver support, and the restore point backups totally rock.
If you liked some of the navigational things about 98, you can fiddle around with the settings to set your desktop, start menu, and folders to "classic." I feel much more at home with it that way.
I need to know the what the web looks like for a lowest common denominator. You wouldn't believe the machines some of my clients still operate effectively and many of their customers run even older models.
Mind you my production machines are rather more recent vintages. I, myself, am not a lowest common denominator type person :-)
I do, however, anticipate a personal rejuvenation upgrade as soon as one becomes available...and out of beta...