I have a Dell Dimension 8100 running a P4, 1.4ghz & 256mb ram. ┬SPAMIt came with WinME, and I'm starting to wish I'd saved a few bucks & had Win98SE put on it instead. ┬SPAMI 've experienced alot of browser lock-ups, not just in IE, Netscape doesn't seem to fair much better. ┬SPAMI've been seriously thinking of repartitioning the HD and trying out 98se on another partition to see how it performs. ┬SPAMMy most frequent error seems to be with KERNEL32, I get errors with it at least once a day that cause whatever browser I'm using to shut down.
A couple of folks have suggested I opt for going to Win2000nt, but then I've also read posts on other bds similar to this one that some people have problems with that o/s also. ┬SPAMI personally think you're better off going with a more stable system like 98se, since it's already got the bugs worked out of it. ┬SPAMAs for MSFT's new brainchild, XP, well before I'd put that on any of my machines, I'd wait for them to get their security issues worked out. ┬SPAMTo learn more about this check out this link from Steve Gibson, developer of Zonealarm & ShieldsUP. ┬SPAMhttp://grc.com/dos/intro.htm
┬SPAMYou'll learn why hacker types love this new o/s