The main thing that sets Windows XP Home Edition apart from Windows 98/Me is the core of the new operating system, called the Kernel.
The Kernel is based on advanced technology developed for Windows NT (and enhanced for Windows 2000) rather than on good old DOS, or the so-called Windows 9x Kernel.
These conflicts can probably be resolved without crashing the entire Windows XP operating system.
In the past, Microsoft has urged developers to adhere to its driver guidelines by instituting the Designed for Windows 98/Me program, whereby products that play by the rules earn the right to display the "Designed for Windows 98/Me" logo on the package.Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to Microsoft's driver guidelines.As I do, I'll advise you as to whether the features warrant the cost of the upgrade.Wizard Note: In taking a look at Windows XP Home Edition, I'm going to compare it to both Windows 98 and Windows Me.This equates to better performance and increased stability.
Wizard Bottom Line: Definitely worth the cost of the upgrade!
As you've probably heard, Microsoft has developed two versions of the new operating system: Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition.
The Professional version is supposed to be an upgrade to Windows 2000 Professional, while the Home Edition version is an upgrade to Windows 98/Me.
Keep in mind that I'm not saying the new Windows XP Home Edition will be crash-proof.
However, you can be sure that the same issues that bring Windows 98 or Me to its knees ten times a day will merely be a thorn to Windows XP Home Edition.
If you open the Control Panel, you'll find that it's been broken down into categories, such as Appearance and Themes.