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Believe The Hype (for once)!! XP is V. Good,
This review is from: Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade (CD-ROM)
After seeing XP running on my parents new computer I decided to take the pluge and upgrade from Windows 98SE. I am very glad I did- it's like having a new computer. Windows loads faster and programs run more smoothly. For instance Media Player no longer 'stutters' when I run another application at the same time. And the constant 'hanging' when closing down Windows has gone. Also, touch wood, I haven't yet encountered the dreaded Blue Screen Of Death!
Features such as seperate user logins mean that your family can have their own 'computer', customising their own desktop, adding their own icons etc.
The look and feel of XP may not be to more experienced users taste, but there is the option to change to the 'Classic' Windows look.
As you are installing a new operating system expect the setup process to take time, in my case 2hrs 45mins, despite the estimated time of 98mins! At the start of the intsallation the setup program scans your computer for possible hardware/software conflicts, which may cause XP problems if you don't fix it before continuing with installation. This cuts down on the legwork you have to do yourself, although after installation I did have to reinstall my anti virus software and my Broadband connection (I was warned in the previously mentioned conflicts report about the Broadband software).
If your computer can handle it and meets the specs, buy XP now!