Windows 2000 Upgrare to XP This gentleman writes for the techie column in the WSJ. Here's one of many questions he had to answer today: Q: I'm considering upgrading my two-year-old desktop home computer to Windows XP from Windows 2000 Professional. The professional upgrade, which Microsoft says is the only one that will work, retails for $200. Is it worth it? A: It depends on why you want to upgrade. The biggest reason to upgrade to Windows XP is stability, but Windows XP isn't any more stable than Windows 2000, because it shares the same underlying architecture. It also isn't any better at running major productivity software used in both business and home, such as Microsoft Office. However, out of the box, Windows XP supports many more consumer software titles and peripherals than Windows 2000, which was designed for corporate use. It also has a different user interface, better built-in support for wireless networks, integrated instant messaging and some different versions of the built-in Windows applications. And, of course, being newer, it will be supported by Microsoft longer. If these things matter to you, then it may be worth upgrading. Otherwise, it probably isn't worth it. ========== Is he correct?