Well, with Windows Xp the inner workings of the operating system itself have been reworked so that has something to do with that I am sure. Windows 98 was just a horrible OS altogether. Slow, buggy and insecure. Win2k is still decent I use it on another computer still. XP has came a long way on performance, so I am not surprised at a gain in network speed.
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