98 SE or xp PRO

what if any benifits

what if any benifits would i get from upgrading from 98se to xp pro,bells,whistles,?any diference in the recording itself,im asking is there any audio quality to be gained by going to xp…i had installed xp over a 2000 me disk and seems to work fine but it seems alott slower then my other machine that i run 98 on,i like 3.3 n track best an thats what i have installed,

The only benefit that I can think of to having XP is the WDM audio drivers, rather than the MME drivers in 98SE. But if you are using ASIO, that would not be an issue. XP does take a lot more horsepower than 98SE, which may affect audio performance with older computers.