2000 vs XP Need some O-pin-Nions

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  1. krwade3 Jedi Knight

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    I am still using windows 98, but some one gave me Windows 2000 Pro, but when O went to install it it listed about 20 things I had to ubdate so I opted out at that moment.

    Stone probably know best,but Im curious which would be better for my use. Im a gamer and that would be my primary use besides applications and a lil web browsing.

    Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

    Bledge Out
  2. stone Jedi Knight

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  3. krwade3 Jedi Knight

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    Gotta love Stones eloquence...
  4. Jango_Bango Jedi Knight

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    Stone is Correct!

    As a gamer: XP Pro plays it all. (Compatability Modes back to win95)
    I have had XP PRO on all 4 of my home machines and have yet to see
    a blue screen of death! Hardly ever a driver problem!

    Of course XP is about 80-85% of the Rock Solid WIN2000! ;)

    Windows 2000 rules the roost in server environment, but I did just get my
    copy of the new 64bit Windows .Net server!

    Kev
  5. krwade3 Jedi Knight

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    See now you are confusing me, you like win 2000 and XP is a hybrid of it as I am told. So then why is XP better for the purpose I have in Mind. Drop the mother load on me give me the goods...

    Bledge Out
  6. Chris-M Jedi Knight

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    XP Home is just fine unless you actually are going to be doing some serious development. My understanding is that XP has better plug-and-play support via better driver handling than 2000. It will look and feel more like the Win 98 environement you're used to (especially if you set some of the content display options to their "classic" settings), whereas to me 2000 has more of a lingering NT feel. YMMV.

    I would endorse either of the XP packages.

    --Chris M.
  7. Jango_Bango Jedi Knight

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    Exactly Chris! XP=Better PNP/Drivers/Gaming experience.

    I like WIN2K because I am a Network Administrator for a 500 seat call center
    and there is nothing better right now.

    Kev

  8. krwade3 Jedi Knight

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    See thats what Im talkin about some Info for the mind. Good facts and what not, blah blah blah

    anyway now all I have to do is Find someone with XP since I have Windows 2000... [face_plain]
  9. Jango_Bango Jedi Knight

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    And you forgot to tag that with the "Its my Birthday soon...." ;)

  10. krwade3 Jedi Knight

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    DAMN, OH YA Its my birthday soooooooo if anyone would really like to give me XP I would greatly appreciate it.

    Now I understand why you like Win 2000 being an admin and what not.

  11. Jedi_Jarvis Jedi Master

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    Well, I can play every game I've run across on W2K, except for Madden99, and its about time to get a new one of those anyway...

    But I have XPP also, and it runs fine. In fact it was the easiest to install out of all the OS' I've ever done! and I've built over 30 computers over the last 5 years.

    My beef with XP, is it dosent have any drivers for my old wireless keyboard/joypad, and it wont recognise my Sidewinder Pro ForceFeedback, :(.

    If you have mostly new stuff, XP is great! Just make sure you have alot of drive space, and at least 256 megs of ram, and at recent Video card.

    Either way you go, use the NTFS file system. Its far more stable than Fat32, and I've never had a system crash in several months on either machiene. Program crash? YES, but Ctl/Alt/Del fixes that. In fact, My XP has been running for almost a month straight, and W2k for almost as long, except for a reboot to install the new Soundblaster driver (MUCH NEEDED FOR 3D GAMES ON BOTH OS'!!)

    So, wasnt that answer clear as mud?
    lol
  12. stone Jedi Knight

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    sure you can run games on W2K and turn a XPpro box into a web/mail server, BUT WHY?

    why not use the O/S as they were intended to be used?

    W2K is a SERVER O/S

    XPpro is a games/home/workstation O/S

    why change that? [other than just because you can]

    and i say XPpro and not XPhome, because XPhome lacks good networking ability, but otherwise they are exactly the same O/S's. [M$ calls it a XPhome "feature"]

    if you don't have a SPECIFIC need for W2K then use XPpro.
  13. Jango_Bango Jedi Knight

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    Now I haven't loaded it yet...but this new 64bit .net server (Win2003 some tag it)
    is supposed to be the XP answer to WIN2k server and more suited to developers.

    It will be cool me thinks :)

    Kev
  14. krwade3 Jedi Knight

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    I appreciate all the help I have decided to get XP Pro for myself for my birthday. I heard that You cant get a copy of it anyway because you have to activate it after 30 days. Damn Microsoft and their damn Monoply.

    Hey has anyone played Zoo Tycoon Yet?? Great game... :D har har
  15. Chris-M Jedi Knight

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    Kenley, I haven't played Zoo Tycoon yet but hear good things about it. I actually like the business sim style games a whole bunch and will probably check out Zoo Tycoon at some point.

    (Not sure if you were being serious, but hey, it's the kind of stuff I like. :)

    --Chris M.
  16. stone Jedi Knight

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    today i installed PGP freeware 7.03 and it totally hosed my box [i think it was a conflict with zonealarm]
    10minute boot time, and bluescreens.
    when i tried to disable PGP or ZA i'd get a bluescreen.
    so i uninstalled PGP, but it totally hosed my box further, and disabled all the TCP/IP network drivers.
    went to XPpro's built-in system restore, went back to the last system save point [2;30am on nov. 25]
    reboot.
    and it's like nothing ever happened.
    totally cool.
    i really didnt wanna spend the weekend reformating and reinstalling.
  17. Jango_Bango Jedi Knight

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    We just need to change the name of this thread to:

    "Extolling the Greatness of XP"
  18. Jango_Bango Jedi Knight

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    BTW...Just Curious...what were you going to use the encryption stuff for?? Email??

    Kev
  19. Darth_Chocolate Jedi Master

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    Cracking the IRS d-base again, Stone? ;)
  20. stone Jedi Knight

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    it wasn't matrix but more like swordfish

    hacking with AutoCAD
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