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WinXP Pro overall is the better OS
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WinXP Pro offers little if anything over Win2KPro
Thread: WinXP Pro vs. Win2KPro
November 1st, 2003, 04:40 PM #1
WinXP Pro vs. Win2KPro
I am presently using Win2KPro and have nothing bad to write about it.
My brother is tired of the problems we have all had with Win98, and is trying to decide between WinXP Pro and Win2KPro ...
He is not interested in Linux. Other than the license issue (one OS per computer with XP), which is better in your opinion?
November 1st, 2003, 04:48 PM #2
The main question...
What will the machine be used for? If you're upgrading from 98, I'm assuming this is an older machine?~ Camp Crystal Lake counselor positions opening daily ~
November 1st, 2003, 04:58 PM #3
Good question . . .
Very basic: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, some graphics, some vid-capture and audio burning, Internet surfing, email, maybe a 2-3 box network ... other small business applications.
Computers vary: XP 1900+, 1.4 GHz TBird, 600 Mhz PIII
PS: I'm running the XP 1900+ with 1 GB of PC2700 and nothing presently on market meets my needs better at this time so as to be worth spending money on,.
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November 1st, 2003, 05:08 PM #4
November 1st, 2003, 05:11 PM #5
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personally i would choose win2k, xp is great but seems to slow down as time goes on
either way, both will work fine for whatever you do
both use the NT kernel
November 1st, 2003, 05:13 PM #6
i recommended xp because it's easier with drives... other than that... 2k is fine.
GZ: i have no problems with xp pro... it doesn't go slow for me.... maybe that has to do with the fact that I tweaked the !#@$ out of it.
November 1st, 2003, 05:16 PM #7
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curious drop what do you mean easier with drives?
there really isnt any real true gain between either. yes xp makes things alittle bit easier by adding wizards and bs.
i guess i just have had bad luck on several machines and it slowing down
but its what i hear constantly from other members also
November 1st, 2003, 05:35 PM #8
November 1st, 2003, 05:55 PM #9
I thoroughly enjoy XP as a home use machine...but for non-gaming machines I would have to say 2K Pro. Seems more "business like" than XP IMHO.
I'm with GZ, screw those damn XP wizards!
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November 1st, 2003, 05:57 PM #10
November 1st, 2003, 06:30 PM #11
Both are excellent and the best Windows version you can get until now. As many agree Windows 2000 Professional is more for business. Windows XP is heavy and requires a good machine. If you have a machine that can take Windows XP then I would go for it. But go for Windows XP Professional, Home is not that great compared to Windows 2000 and XP Professional. Its more for the 'home users' or the usual ones. Windows 2000 Professional is still used by many, but it is getting old, and you will have to think to be up2date with it too, and it currently has four service packs while Windows XP has one. I personally like both, but I am using Windows XP Professinal right now because its what I have. It depends on many factors, for example your machine, your needs, what you will do, etc. This has been discussed alot of times before so if you need more info you can use the search utility in this site.
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