WinXP is godly. Never crashes for me, doesn't start losing 15 minutes every hour if I leave it on over 24 hours... simply an ideal OS. Blows all competition, including Linux, out of the water for general use.
For general use.
And true gamers do not dual boot 98. True gamers have a 486 DX/2 or a Pentium 90 laying around to play the classics.