Think I'll suggest win 2000, I've used it for ages and it's good and stable in my experience. Thanks all, Ant. >i don't think you will have any problems upgrading to 2000 from 98. as >far as xp goes you MAY have a problem since winXP may be a lot less >backwards compatible with win98 than it would be with win2k. > >win98 => win2k = OK! >win2k => winXP = OK! >win98 => winXP = maybe OK! > >i have not had much dealing with winXP so that's why i'm not sure. try >http://groups.google.com/ and search for "upgrading from win98 to winxp" >and see what you get. > >hth, >chris.