Actually according to articulate the Teac works just fine under Win98 but you can't update the firmware so what's the point. Like a lot of other people here I must update as soon as it becomes available.
And the reason I'm pissed is because I think it would work if Teac would just let it. I wouldn't be nearly as upset if Teac would give me a reason why I'm wrong.
As to why I've never upgraded to SE (or ME for that matter) it's because I've never really seen the need. AFAIK you don't really get anything usefull. Just ICS, IE5, and a bunch of updates. Two of those you can get off of Windows Update and ICS is useless. Who wants to share a modem connection and if you're one of the lucky ones with broadband then just buy a router. SE might have limited WDM support (not sure) which could increase it's usefullness I suppose. Plus I really don't like giving any more money than is absolutely necessary to M$ and SE would be way too big to download with only a modem.
And jase, the 24x works fine right now but if you look on their web site it says the minimum requirements are Win98SE so the next firmware update may not work just like the 40x. You know, the firmware that everyone has been waiting for, the one that's supposed to enable Mt. Rainier support.
I still think they should have a dos updater for various reasons that I won't go into again.