ok ok - i get the point
i'm not trying to put down XP
i know its more stable
but the fact remains that it still will throw fatal exceptions once in a while - i mean if i didnt - how would MS come up with a newer OS - lol
correct me if i'm wrong - but u can run pretty much everything on win98SE that u can run on XP
but the amount of system resources pulled by XP is much greater
i ran 98SE on a pentium 120/32mb ram and a 270mb Hdd - while they recommend at least a P3/128 mb for XP
my point is - isnt it better to use an OS which is less system hungry - leaving more resources for the applications that run on it ??
also - some old....... ok ancient - lol - DOS progs/games of mine use the conventional memory for startup and not the extended mem - i think they wouldnt run in XP compatibility modes
i had this problem in 98SE as well - but i could go down to the pure DOS mode and put things in extended mem that windows was putting in the conventional mem
is it still possible to do that in XP ??
once again - no offence intended to XP fans
just thinking whether i could get along with not spending a few $$ - lol