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  • #31
    Originally posted by eva2000
    i happy running Win 98SE that has been skinned using stardock's winblinds (thanks to Kevin's recommendations )

    is WinXP really that good in managing resourced? too expensive for me right now

    screen cap of me surfing and watching Viper on tv
    XP is the best thing to happen to microsoft in a very long time. It is an operating system that they can pride themselves about, because it is SO well done.

    The new UI is wonderful, much more efficient than the older windows style UI. Grouping the program icons when the taskbar gets full is a very nice feature, means you can have 10 IE windows open, with a 'Internet Explorer' task in the taskbar, which is basically a 'subgroup', it will also when you open a new program place all similar program types next to each other, ie IRC windows will be next to IRC windows, IE next to IE, Word next to Word, etc...

    There are a few annoying things, like the MSN intergration- which you cant really get rid of, but i just registered and let it do what it wants, and it just goes away

    The annoying activation system i have yet to face(not that i will) because i have a Corperate version- saves alot of hassle, having 25 machines that need it(or even 5 that is, if you can afford it )

    It is worth the money, except, its overpriced. MS's argument that piracy adds the need for increased price, now that they have basically removed the piracy, i have no idea what they dont lower the price.

    If you have any questions about XP, dont hesitate to give me a bell, ive had about 6 months experience with it now

    Its worth it, _almost_ every cent

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    • #32
      Win2k outperforms WinXP heavily!

      Here is a good article which I recomend to read before you think to upgrade W2000.

      http://www.infoworld.com/articles/tc...029tcwinxp.xml
      I tried so hard to be perfect...
      but I did make a couple of booboos. Of course, none of them are my fault :-).
      Acts of God, it seems.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by orca
        I may get it if a students license is available. But I don't think that I really need to update my Win2k Prof. Especially I don't like the fact to "ask" MS when getting new hardware...
        I don't want to sound like an MS Fanatic and I'm not, most of the times I hate MS, but Windows XP is the first very stable consumer operating system. It's actually more stable than Windows 2000 and I know first hand. XP Crashes a lot less than Windows 2000 for me.

        Orca, you don't have to "Ask" Microsoft to upgrade your hardware. The limit is 6 hardware upgrades per a 6 month period I belive before it asks you to reactivate it.

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        • #34
          I've got a stable and fast Win98 system (it does exsist!), and I'm low on cash so I see no need to upgrade. I don't think WinXP could be faster than my current Win98, and well my OS doesn't crash either. Only had 2 crashes in 4 months or so, both on the same day :s

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          • #35
            I upgraded to winxp from win98SE. Yes, I was able to notice significant speed and performance increase.
            The only thing I dislike from this winxp is the "activate windows" feature.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by damicatz


              I don't want to sound like an MS Fanatic and I'm not, most of the times I hate MS, but Windows XP is the first very stable consumer operating system. It's actually more stable than Windows 2000 and I know first hand. XP Crashes a lot less than Windows 2000 for me.

              Orca, you don't have to "Ask" Microsoft to upgrade your hardware. The limit is 6 hardware upgrades per a 6 month period I belive before it asks you to reactivate it.
              To be honest, I updated Win2k Prof to XP Prof for a friend and I must admit that I was amazed. Although it "hanged" up during setup while configuring the hardware (actually, it wasn't a hang-up, it only took awfully long). Anyway, everything worked without running for new drivers. It still lasts a while till the system is up but then...

              I know that it isn't a real problem with the activation. I just don't like to feel being supervised. I'm a bit touchy about that...
              Ueli

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              • #37
                I just upgraded from ME to XP and man this thing makes my machine fly i timed my boot up and from the time the BIOS started till i heard the Windows XP was only 20 SECONDS! now that is called speed . Im like a puppy here playin with all the new features.

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                • #38
                  Now does that mean that I have to register my copy with Microsoft, because I mean I havent got on the net because of modem issues, so I have to register again with them??

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by TheComputerGuy
                    Now does that mean that I have to register my copy with Microsoft, because I mean I havent got on the net because of modem issues, so I have to register again with them??
                    If you haven't already registerd the answer is Yes.

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                    • #40
                      I don't want to sound picky but I really hate this "activate windows feature". Why do I have to report MS after upgrading my hardwares?

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by klisis
                        I don't want to sound picky but I really hate this "activate windows feature". Why do I have to report MS after upgrading my hardwares?
                        Just the new "Big Brother Rules" . I don't see that it will be a real problem although I don't completely agree with the new practice either. I do love my Windows XP though. As long as they don't mess with me on my monthly add a new motherboard habit, I'll be ok with it.

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                        • #42
                          I think the motherboard is one of the things that ALWAYS makes you get m0cr0$0ft's permission...
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by DarkReaper
                            I think the motherboard is one of the things that ALWAYS makes you get m0cr0$0ft's permission...
                            I don't think it is. I know it is. I wouldn't think of it as asking permission. It is more like they want to know you upgraded is all.

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                            • #44
                              I believe you have up to 5 or 6 hardware changes in a 6 month period of time before you have to re-activate it again....

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by rockergrrl
                                I believe you have up to 5 or 6 hardware changes in a 6 month period of time before you have to re-activate it again....
                                Ya. that's basically what they told me when I called them. I really don't see much of a concern.

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