My first computer was bought with Windows ME, and it has worked pretty much for a long time, recently I was discussing my PC attack by malware (Spyware, virus and trojan) It cost a total of $140 to clear them.
Prior to that happening this year, I had surfed the WWW since I got it and never bothered with the expense of virus software/Firewalls due to the expense of all the software. It seems I was pretty lucky for that time, but recent research shows that's part of the problem a large number of novices aid virus spreading from that perspective, among other things as well of course.
Today a guy told me everyone he knows has hated WinME and said to dump it like a hot patato, yet mine has not been a problem... instead, lack of memory expansion was. Since remedied.
This is mostly background of course, but due to that conversation, I'm wondering about WIN ME's time on the market and why it was seen as a problem iteration of Windows.... What would cause the negative experiences? I found Win 98 2nd ed to be less then expected, as far as working with digital images, and ME offers me thumbnails and more pic type (file extentions) recognition, for example.