Here’s a look at Windows XP by GamePC.com. It’s called a “gamer’s perspective,” but it’s more than that – it’s a pretty good discussion of a lot of the new features in Windows XP. It’s long but well worth a look if you want to start getting familiar with the details.
Conclusion: “So, the question. Is it worth the upgrade? Windows 2000 users shouldn’t feel the need to upgrade, unless the visuals or new features of the OS catch your fancy. In terms of performance and stability, XP and 2000 are very, very similar. For Win9X and ME users, you should seriously consider upgrading to XP, as the added stability of the 32-bit NT kernel is worth the money by itself. If you’re in the market for a new PC, don’t bother with a PC without XP, it’s really that simple.”