I have been using Windows Me for all these years, ignoring all the viruses, error messages, etc..., only Slackware saved me from throwing the computer into the wall. This past week, Win Me has completely given up, meaning as soon as I log on to Windows, it gives tons of error messages, overloads, and then gives the blue screen of death. So, my first initial reaction was to purchase Windows XP, but I wonder if XP will do the same thing as Me did. I am no expert at Linux, but I can manage my way around it fine. I don't play any games on the Windows partition right now that can't be played on Linux and mplayer covers most of my media needs. Should I take the plunge and get rid of windows completely leaving only Slack and FreeBsd or should I pay the money and get Windows XP?