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Xor Stance



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I just wanted to know, because I got both. Because I still wouldn't get Longhorn now, and the 64-bits still are not in my mind yet.

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Post 10 Jan 2005, 20:05
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f0dder



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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
...basically, I don't see any reason to use home version if you've got pro.
Post 10 Jan 2005, 21:02
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Dr.X



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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
...basically, I don't see any reason to use home version if you've got pro.



I use 2000 Pro and 2000 Server and after reading all that, I still see no reason to move to xp. Razz

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Post 10 Jan 2005, 23:23
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f0dder



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Dr. X., if you turn off all the fisherprice UI of XP, it can actually be pretty fast. And it certainly boots faster than 2k (not that much of an issue, since it doesn't crash). Other than that, there's the possibility of running without paging file, which cannot be done in win2k. XP just "somehow feels a bit better" for me (and nuhi's nLite tool works wonders Smile).
Post 11 Jan 2005, 00:25
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Xor Stance



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My friend has the windows xp with sp2 and I have the one with sp2. I definitely
going to switch and I got; many useful softwares such as spybots, a better
AV than norton.

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Post 11 Jan 2005, 04:30
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vbVeryBeginner



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well, i agree that XP could boot really fast (when the APCI is recgonized)
the windows 2000 makes a weird sound on hard disk during startup (when the process bar is scrolling) and winxp didn't make that sound.

the problem is, i can't stand their patch, there are so many patch if we gonna use xp or 2000. and they make something like "auto update"... and ah em... but i feel quite unsafe with it.

btw, i preffer the classic UI on XP Smile
Post 11 Jan 2005, 05:09
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vid
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XP has all 300megs of windows/system32 twice, in windowsw/system32/dllchache, so it is about 300Mb larger Smile But fortunately you can delete it
Post 11 Jan 2005, 08:21
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f0dder



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I definitely use classic look too - and remove a lot of stuff with nLite (you can get XP pretty lean and mean!). And yes, there's a lot of updates, but well... *shrug*. Btw, never have a workstation, no matter what OS you run, connected directly to the net without any form of firewall.
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