3D Spotlight have posted a first look into Windows XP in which they cover the basis: installation, features, compatibility and more... Here's a snip:

    "Everyone is talking about Windows XP right now, and now that the release date is getting closer, and the candidate versions are out, you would think the talk would be focusing on its usability, stability, or compatibility but unfortunately that's not the case... XP talk is mostly focused on product activation, and most of it is pretty damn negative at that..."