Now, can someone explain to me why I should get XP, others than "its there".
Windows XP is pretty damn solid now. However, so is Windows 2000.
Both are based on NT technology. 98 was essentially a suped-up version of WIndows 95. Win 9x is a bastardization of DOS and some windows. It leaves a lot of room for a single (and small) application to take down the entire OS. In 2000/XP, it's pretty hard to take the OS down. 999 times out of 1000, if you DO get a crash, it's just the application, and the PC keeps on chugging along. Just make sure you have decent hardware and good drivers, and you should be fine.
People need to move on. You can get an "upgrade" version of "XP Home," for $99 USD. It does a complete install, but it asks you to verify you have a version of Windows by placing in the drive in the middle of the install process. Pulleeeezz, $100 for a superior OS isn't that bad.
2000 / XP is just a MUCH better experience on the PC. Windows 98 (and 98SE) set the "blue screen of death" rant in stone.
This is coming from a guy who's been running Windows XP Pro since before it was released in retail outlets, and only had a hard crash once (because I was screwing with hardware settings). I like Linux, and I'm not big on upgrading each time something better comes along (especially the OS). But XP (and 2000 at work) have been very good to me.
I'm not saying everyone should upgrade, because not everyone has the money or time to reinstall an OS + ALL applications. But XP is (in my opinion) worth the investment.
Meanwhile, Doom 3 will run under Linux
. So, if you absolutely need to, you can repartition your drive, install a lite version of Linux, and play it on there. And (if you have nVidia), it be run pretty damn well; so long as you have the patience to set it up.
Pentium 4, 3.06 GHz w/ Hyper-Threading and 533Mhz FSB
1024MB PC2700 Crucial RAM
ATI Radeon 9800XT
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