I wiped out my hard drive and did a clean install of Windows XP over the weekend. This is just dynamite stuff, folks – every place I look I’m finding new things to like about it. There’s a lot of changes on the desktop and start menu, so it was a bit disconcerting at first – but the things you need really are at your fingertips, so it feels like a step forward after a very short time getting used to it.

Start saving your pennies for a new computer, a memory upgrade, or whatever else will get you ready for Windows XP! If you’re looking for an overview to help you understand the hype, Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows XP is the best I’ve found.