Hey guys, i was reading your review of windows2000 and gaming, etc. I have been using windows98se for years, my computer shipped with it. Been gaming just fine, almost perfectly. Now around march 2008 i bought Xp home Edition for 100 dollars( yea kinda dumb when its discontinued ) and everything work just fine, from music, internet , speed, etc ) XP home edition is a much better OS in terms of being stable, i mean if a program or game crash, i don't have to hit shut down or restart my computer, so XP is pretty good. Now here comes the bad part, my System Specs are in my Sig: My system works just fine with Windows98SE. However using XP is a different story, everything work just fine but games. My computer specs was holding me back in gaming. Now with old games, well XP is a crap OS when it comes to old games, i manage to play some new games just fine tho. Like Jericho i got between 20-25fps at 1024x768 shader and texture on highest. Or timeshift at 1024x768 at 20-40. I even played Crysis when i had my 8400GS 512MB PCI card at 1280x1024 low to medium AAX2 and got 20-30fps at times. Nevertheless i notice something was holding me back with performance and my computer just couldn't handle XP as for games are concern, but as i said before another issue is with older games, using windows98se they work perfectly, but on XP , they do not. So i was thinking about trying out Windows2000, so my only question is the system just as demanding like XP? When i say demanding, here are 2 examples: QUAKE 4 WINXP/6200 Or 2400HD / any settings = 8-15fps QUAKE 4 WIN98SE/6200/AAX2 1280X1024 Very High Settings = 30-75fps PREY WINXP/6200/2400HD / Any settings = 14-25fps PREY WIN98SE/6200/ MAX OUT WITH AAX2 = 30-67fps FAR CRY/XP/6200/HD2400 any settings = 10-25fps FAR CRY/WIN98SE/6200/ AAX2, High to Ultra 1280x1024 = 35-100fps Every game that i have played and tested out on XP, which work like crap , plays almost perfectly on windows98se. So i am curious , is windows 2000 home professional just as demanding as XP? Oh and btw, i am buying a secondary computer soon for the newer games, so no worries, i was just wondering about testing out 2000, but most likely i will keep my wonderful windows98se for my older games and some new ones.