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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: Will WindowsXP be the true and better reliable stable operating system for a while?

    Will WindowsXP be the true and better reliable stable operating system for a while?
    By Dreamer April 25, 2001, 09:29 AM

    I'm thinking of getting WindowsXP when it is released. I have heard great things about it and cant afford to upgrade to windows 200 right now so I think I will wait. Also like windows 2000 their will be 2 versions released one will be for home use. Heres the link to the features of it. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/guide/featurecomp.asp

    The other is the profesional edition. Heres the link for its features. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/guide/featurecomp.asp

    What do u think of it? Also which one could run 3d games and apps and have good hardware installed you think? Thanks
    ~Dan


    By jtshaw April 25, 2001, 09:35 AM

    Both versions should support the same programs/hardware as they run off the same kernel.

    By Racer^ April 25, 2001, 04:26 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Dreamer:
    Also like windows 2000 their will be 2 versions released one will be for home use.

    Well, if its anything like Win2000, XP's 2 (or more) versions will be almost exactly the same OS except that the "home version" will have less applications that come with it and will only support two processors. As a result, both will probably run games the same and both will work with basically the same set of games that Win2k (with the latest compatibility update) supports.

    I'd say you're not much better of waiting but you can do whatever you want. Also, if you upgrade your hardware often, you'll have to get "permission" from Microsoft to use your copy of XP on your new configuration even if its the same computer. Now, this doesn't cost money but is definitely a pain.

    By Catscratch April 25, 2001, 05:45 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Racer^:
    ...the "home version" will have less applications that come with it and will only support two processors...

    The Home Edition will only support one processor. If you want dual processor support, you'll have to get Professional.

    By leoku April 25, 2001, 07:11 PM

    I believe so. At least better than Win9X and ME.

    But you will have limited number of hardware upgrades as you will have to report to Microsoft that you do that. If your number of upgrades exceeds Microsoft's standard, your Windows XP goes pooh pooh.

    This is the reason I will not buy XP. I have Windows 2000 and it works stably and solidly.

    By KonGo-JeE April 25, 2001, 07:42 PM

    well i have win98se and i want winxp but the thing with telling big brother "microsoft" everything you do is just really stupid!! so i will instead just upgrade to win2k..do any of you think the price of win2k will drop when winxp is released?

    By Dreamer April 25, 2001, 09:23 PM

    U want a good zip program? Well go to www.download.com and do a search for power archiver 2001. Its a great zip program for windows 98 and above. Hope that helps.
    ~Dan

    By Digital Froggy April 25, 2001, 09:25 PM

    quote:Originally posted by KonGo-JeE:
    do any of you think the price of win2k will drop when winxp is released?

    Probably not! Take Windows 98 for example: since Windows ME was released, 98 never went down in price. It still costs the same as when it was first released. Alteast every store I've been in still sells win98 for the same price as ME. Upgrade and full versions.


    By dantheman65 April 29, 2001, 05:37 AM

    thats because WinME is just a service pack for 98 called"Millenium" instead of service pack 1


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