Originally Posted by carnageX
Good luck finding drivers for XP in a while; it's losing support within the next few years. Not to mention the fact that XP still is full of security holes and only getting worse (seen swiss cheese? Worse than that; you can only patch it up so much).
If you have it behind a firewalled router, and you use the right software, that won't really matter.
Also, XP will get driver support as long as people still use it. Not just as long as Microsoft provides updates.
Windows 98 and 2000 got driver updates for a while after Microsoft decided not to provide updates for them. And they weren't as popular as XP.