Posted 11 June 2005 - 02:15 PM
Each has it's advocates, and which you run depends mostly on your computer specifications.
Each newer version of Windows requires more memory to run, since the code tends to become larger with each release (larger also means more bloated).
Each version has a certain life-cycle of support. Microsoft may issue critical patches for older versions, but in effect, only fully supports XP at this time. For example, it appears that the new version of Internet Explorer will only work in an XP environment; many third party applications will also require either XP or W2X versions.
These considerations, rather than which is evaluative "best" or different, seem to be more important.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.