>>> I agree!!! 98SE and ME beats out 2000/XP in gaming but only in slight margins. Some games cannot run smooth on 2000/XP. For stability, i'll go for XP. The truth is that XP is good and more better than you think but it lacks spices especially when we talk about gaming. Even with service packs around, I cannot say that i will go XP on games. In my experience i'll go for 98/ME on games but XP on more applications and stability.