Now is a better time to have a Windows 95 system than many 95
users realize. Many Windows 98 systems are being upgraded to motherboards
that run gigahertz and beyond leaving plenty of hardware available
that will run 95 nearly as fast. There is far less overhead on
a Windows 95 system making it extremely efficient on any system
that uses dimm memory rather than simms.
Windows 2000 and XP won't do everything you're used to doing in
Windows 95. Windows 2000 is NOT the new version of Windows 98.
It is the new version of Windows NT 4.0. Even though 95 can be
upgraded to 2000 or XP, you may have some hardware and software
not supported by 2000 or XP. The only ISA devices likely to be
supported by 2000 and XP are some Network cards and SCSI controllers.
You can have Windows 95 AND Windows 2000 or XP. Known as dual
boot, this will preserve your current operating system exactly
as it is now and let your Windows 2000 or XP system grow as software
and drivers become available.