I think you may find Windows 2000 a better choice. I was tired of fighting with 98*Grinler on the kid's computers (10-Dell GX1). I upgrade to W2K and everything is peachy. You can buy W2K on ebay fairly cheap + 128mg ram for less than XP home. It still looks and feels like 98 so the learning curve is low, but with most of the Opinions of XP Sp1, IMHO.
I am not an expert. I am just sharing what worked for me.
FYI, all our computers are Dell GX1 P-III 500, w/ 128mg RAM running W2K sp4. I have upgraded them after the move to W2K with 512 meg RAM, PowerLeap 1.3 Celeron, nvida MX-400/64mg.
I hope this is of some use. Good luck.
Edited by acklan, 09 July 2005 - 09:20 AM.