Second Edition of Windows XP? I do not think there will be one...
The new Windows Operating system will be out at the end of 2004 - Beginning of 2005. Codenamed "Longhorn" click here
The upgrade form 98 to XP is, yeah i would say good.
No more Blue screens...
Just better in many ways.
If your happy with Windows 98 and it does everything you want, then why change?
However to see that your computer meets the requirements to run Windows XP. You can run a very quick test that will analyse your computer...click here
A more thorough test can be found at click here 31.7MB download that and again it look at your PC and throw up any problems.