For the time being...if you\'re happy with Win98 ...stick to it; If not... first check if your software supports XP (not all do). New XP versions are often also feature upgrades.
Be aware that MS plans XP to completely replace win98 rather sooner than later. It will be the new standard. Period.
I\'ve been running several beta\'s and RC\'s to complete satsifaction. The only thing lacking today is the lack of stable drivers. But then again XP is not out yet.
(the first official copies apear Monday as the OS of some new PCs).
One of the pluses of XP is the ability to be compatible with 95/98/98se/win 2k/NT4 .exe\'s.The driver issue is the main thing,although there are other issues as far as Giga is concerned because Giga is not simply just an .exe.Memory management is the big deal that will make this the choice for DAW,not to mention 64 bit apps that are coming.