False. Windows XP was considered a pointless disaster upon release. Until SP2, it crashed a lot more often than Windows 2000 and had some terrible bugs involving incredibly common VIA chipset drivers and Soundblaster Live cards, as well as basically zero security. People joked that XP was an acronym for "Extra Problems". The only reason it succeeded was because most of the early adopters were converts from Windows 98SE, which was itself very unstable and flawed OS, which made XP's problems seem minor in comparison. For business users and professionals who had a taste of Windows 2000, the initial release of XP was simply a step down. With Service Pack 1, many of these problems were addressed and XP started to get consideration as a serious OS, but a few issues remained. By Service Pack 2 the OS was basically as stable as Windows 2000 and mature drivers were available, but this wasn't until three full years after release. Most users today only remember the post SP2 (and SP3) versions of XP, which were not bad. For it's first three years it was a pretty terrible OS though.