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In fact, anyone who needs under-the-hood business features (robust IT-level security, for example) should lean towards Windows 2000 instead, especially since Microsoft plans to use the same pricing structure as Windows 98 SE's. Businesses won't even get price breaks on multiple copies of Millennium.
If you run Windows at home, on the other hand, the decision to upgrade is a toss-up. You'll be able to download cool new Millennium tools such as the new Media Player and IE 5.5 for free without the upgrade, and Me's speedier boot-up time won't even work unless your entire PC supports it (which it undoubtedly won't, unless you buy Millennium preinstalled). But for home Windows buffs who like the idea of better technical help, improved sound and video features, and other small but neat enhancements, Windows Me might sound mighty tempting.
So, before you clear about 300MB from your hard disk to make room and shell out $109 for the upgrade (or $209 for the full version), consider our review of Millennium's new tricks.