Live Dangerously

Windows Me has lots of fun extras, but there's really only one good reason to upgrade

Call me a masochist. Most people have learned the hard way to treat their computers gingerly, but last week I deliberately tried to cripple mine. First, I deleted every cheap program that came pre-installed on my year-old PC, wiping out a sea of icons cluttering my screen. Then I took a dozen programs off my bookshelf and installed them one by one, praying for disaster. I hooked up a joystick. I installed a video card. When warning signs sprang up, informing me of the potential hazards of my rampage, I ignored them. Finally, I clicked on the Windows system file that...

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