Most of the PC manufacturers have started to take orders for Windows XP systems targeted at home users. Dell is selling home systems from its web site with Windows XP Home Edition. But apparently the manufacturers have agreed not to sell business systems with Windows XP Professional until the official Windows XP release date on October 25. If you’re not under pressure to buy right away, I’d still advise you to wait. But if you need a business system, you can get a business system from Dell with Windows 2000 right now, with an (almost) free upgrade to Windows XP – and with Windows 2000 you’ll get the stability you need right away.

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