There's no need to compare them because ME sucks.
-ME has system restore, 98 has not
-ME crashes all the time, 98 does not
-Lots of programs hang/freeze in ME, not in 98
-Once ME crashes you have to boot in safe-mode 1 time to make normal mode work again (not always)
-ME takes longer to load
-Very often ME asks u to enable active desktop and the system hangs
-Emptying the recycle Bin in ME takes forever
-Networking in ME is unstable
-ME has lots of issues
-Even more issues
So I would recommend to use either 98SE, 2000 or XP but don't ever use ME.
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....