Moral of the story = early adopters get shafted, as usual.
My OS transitions have been mostly trouble free because I almost always wait at least 9 months, and frequently a few years, after the release of a new Windows OS to switch to it.
Originally Posted by Code-Red
Both Windows 2k and ME where steaming piles of garbage that were abandoned VERY quickly. I remember trying to play Half Life on an early RC of ME and it would constantly Alt+TAB to the desktop, without me pushing anything.
Can't agree with this assesment of 2k.
2k lasted a very long time in professional environments, and after the first few service packs, was almost completely indistinguishable from XP in performance or utility, even with desktop users.
If you have a single or dual core system with less than 3GiB of memory, 2k is still one of the best Windows OSes you can put on it. it will run well on everything from a K6 with 256MiB of ram to a Core 2 Duo with 3GiB, and can run pretty much everything XP can. The initial release was far from ideal, but 2k SP4 is well polished, light weight, stable, and compatible.Edited by Blameless - 6/4/12 at 8:55am