It's really incredible the things people can be snobby about. As a PC network admin, I HATE Win98. It's a poor choice for critical business applications, especially when a user needs to run several at the same time and they all use network resouces.
On the other hand, if you intend to run only one application at a time, or say one game, and you aren't too concerned with the occasional crash, it is probably a better choice. Win98 allows a much more direct interface between the software (the game) and the hardware. Win NT, Win 2k, and Win XP all introduce a whole new layer between the application and the hardware (it's call the HAL or hardware abstraction layer for those of you who care.) that does wonders for stability but does cause somewhat slower performance. That is a simple fact of life.
I would not consider using Win98 at home or work. But I can certainly understand why a hard-core gamer might.This comment was edited on Aug 5, 18:54.
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