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With regards to the whole XP comparison, look at the Win98 to XP path (from Amazon.com):
WinXP Home upgrade - 94.99
WinXP Home full - 187.99
Not that you'd want to switch to WinXP, but I would think the comparison is valid in terms of the upgrade path between OS's, no? Regardless of the whole "but MS never updates Windows!" argument.
I'm with James on this one.
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