if you put windows XP in a new system you should have no problems wot so ever BUT
if you put windows XP in an old system you will have problems left right and centre
as for the most stable you will go a long way to beat windows 98
hope that helps
Just as a comparison of popularity between different operating systems, the following was taken from my site stats and shows the different types of OS's used by visitors
Operating System Count Percentage
Windows 98 - %66.64
Windows XP - %12.37
Windows 2000 - %6.85
Windows NT - %6.51
Windows 95 - %3.98
Unknown - %2.62
Macintosh - %0.91
Sun OS - %0.04
Linux - %0.04
HPUX - %0.02
Web TV - %0.01
Free BSD - %0.01
OS/2 - %0.01
Amiga - %0.01
Chances are it was straight win98, has to be second edition.
Win 98 SE 4.10.2222.A
Most of the financial houses in uk are still useing this, report came out from MS last week, stateing that 80% of the major finnance houses still havent gone to XP nor do they plan to in the near future.
God im sounding like a right boreing git now, some one shoot me.
If I could find what I need to run my PC without using Windows in any way, shape or form, then I'd ditch it tomorrow. Roll on the increase in Linux compatible software. My bro. uses it as a parallel O/S & it makes XP look like a Playstation.
Tell you what mike you arnt far wrong, Linnux is realy good, they have got a seriouse OS.
MS are certainly worried,[:0] another report issued last week stated that in the long run linnux costs more because of running implications,[xx(] Guess who paid for that little quote ya you got it MS.[)]
Linnux is brilliant if your brave enough to try and I havent been yet, your not going to be disapointed.[^]