After talking about Windows XP here yesterday, I discovered that I had a Windows XP RC1 CD waiting for me at home last night that my editor mailed to me. I tried to install it, screwed up my hard drive somehow, went out and bought a new hard drive, and then successfully installed it. After turning off a few of the most annoying features that cropped up immediately, it’s pretty good. It’s certainly better than the abomination that is Windows 98, I don’t know whether it’s better than Windows 2000 yet or not.