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View Poll Results: Which OS do you use?
Windows 98 4 8.33%
Windows Me 2 4.17%
Windows NT4 0 0%
Windows 2000 7 14.58%
Windows XP 30 62.50%
Linux 4 8.33%
OS X ( Jaguar ) 0 0%
Solaris 1 2.08%
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Old 10-18-02, 08:45 AM   #1
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I didn't want to post this in the MS OS forum....nor in the Linux forum as this thread pertains to all of them....

Let us know which Operating System(s) you are using ( please list which flavor of Linux if you choose it ) and maybe a quick line of why you chose it...


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Old 10-18-02, 08:52 AM   #2
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Personally, I am using Windows XP Professional....

I've been extremely impressed with the stability and performance of this OS...Plus, I love the look/feel it has......a polished Win2000....

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Old 10-18-02, 08:54 AM   #3
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Hi there Pelly,

Well as with you I am using the WinXPpro edition and I am impressed for the most part. I do wish that the older EA games ran stably but hey we can't have everything.
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Old 10-18-02, 09:34 AM   #4
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I think Win2k and WinXP are almost exactly the same, except for a few things:

-XP has a bunch of stuff already installed which makes my life easier for reinstalls or new installs for people (security updates, ie6)
-XP has a huge driver database making life easier again
-XP is prettier looking, even with the classic windows skin it just looks nicer
-XP has better USB support (i don't know, but I found win2k a little problematic with some devices, but with XP they work great)
-XP does a couple things a little faster, like bootup

but either way, i like them both
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Old 10-18-02, 10:14 AM   #5
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Another one here on XP Pro +SP1. I like the interface, fast boots, fast installs of the OS, fast defrags list goes on. I am mainly a gamer, but I do use a little PS7, use internet, email, music, movies etc, and I havent had any major problems at all, oh and I DONT miss those BSOD I used to get with Win98
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Old 10-18-02, 02:24 PM   #6
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Both my desktop and laptop are running XP Pro service pack 1, quite stably I might add.

I like XP's interface. It's just as fast or faster than Windows 2000 and 98, far more stable than the latter and more compatible than the former.

I honestly can't ask for much more in an operating system.
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Old 10-18-02, 02:41 PM   #7
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-Windows XP Pro
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Old 10-19-02, 03:41 PM   #8
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Windows XP Corp with SP1 integrated
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Old 10-19-02, 07:01 PM   #9
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WinXP Professional 5.1 Service Pack 1 (Build #2600). Bought it brand new and sealed for $11. Greatest deal ever!
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Old 10-19-02, 07:37 PM   #10
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Xp is great but I didnt like the registration method on microsofts part..Also I cant afford to buy it..

So 2000 it is..
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Windows XP Corporate

no sp1 for me, I learned after the first time I installed it, I'll stick w/ the hotfixes. One rule I've learned from M$ is nvr install an update unless something is broke.
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Currently using Win2k here.

Will install XP soon and pick up a Linux distribution {Mandrake} eventually.
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