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Default 05-27-2004, 22:17 | posts: 6,843 | Location: Denmark

New hardware = new OS
Old hardware = old OS
   
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Default 06-23-2004, 08:20 | posts: 2,608 | Location: Somewhere

I used to use Winxp Pro and I found even when fully updated my computer acted awkwardly. I'm sure this was an isolated situation. The problem I was having was with sluggishness of the machine, even with all the crap off. It just seemed to be chained to a log while running through mud. So I got out my old Win2000 Pro Disc and all my problems are gone with SP4. Gaming is great, it loads fast and closes fast. I'm VERY skeptical about Longhorn, Win2k is my choice for now.
   
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Default 07-04-2004, 00:47 | posts: n/a

2003 server!!!

it being the fastest gaming os there is,yes i thinks
   
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Default 07-18-2004, 16:53 | posts: 67

In benchmarking I have found that win2k is faster than xp, and there doesn't seem to be near the security risks. Anyway xp is pretty much a souped up version of win2k designed at making an operating system for the masses with good looks and very internet oriented. Unfortunately this is where the security holes come from. For nothing more than just gaming I think win2k is a good choice because it isn't bloated with microsoft thinks we need lik xp is.
   
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Default w2k or wxp pro - 07-19-2004, 19:13 | posts: n/a

i'm in a tough spot i'm wonder which would be better XP or w2k. I'm sick of bloatware too but the integrated feartures of XP are really good. for gaming and for for Video Editing, what whould you suggest?
   
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Default 07-19-2004, 19:14 | posts: n/a

this does include a desktop and a laptop:

Laptop Specs are:
Ibm t21:

P3 800 384mb
20 Gb HDD
DVD Rom
Wireless Card
   
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Default 07-19-2004, 20:07 | posts: 67

Its true that xp has a lot of added features that 2000 doesn't and this was done to make it easier for newbies to get into computing. Unfortunately most (such as cd burning and movie maker) are pretty stripped down and not adequate for someone who really knows what they are doing anyway. I have xp installed because my wife uses the computer some, but I also dual boot 98se which is good for gaming but you cant throw a whole lot at it or win me without them crashing. Personally I would choose win 2k and install third party software that fits your needs because you will outgrow xp's built in features. BTW win 98 allows you to boot into dos which is good if you have to flash your video card or something like I do without the need of a floppy drive.
   
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Default 08-11-2004, 06:18 | posts: 4,997 | Location: Ottawa

Ok, here is the deal.

I've tried all versions of Windows on my system and same hardware and same stuff, one thing i noticed is that sound has some problems with 98 (not very clear) and graphics arent that smooth and nice as in XP.

XP has a new standard of managing drivers and applications which other operating systems didnt and (dont) offer.

Preferably i choose Windows XP over all operating systems, even Linux.

If you have a rig with good hardware and configuration you can have an uptime of over 2 years with windows xp with no problems.
   
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Default 08-12-2004, 01:44 | posts: 1,277

Trivia: Do you know that approximately 26% of the world's 500 fastest computers are run with Linux? That's a very large percentage!

http://www.developershed.com/plugin/...august2004.pdf
   
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Default 08-12-2004, 01:48 | posts: 1,016 | Location: Haaksbergen, The Netherlands

well, linux is a very stable OS, and it's very fast on slow computers, I like it very much.
   
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Default 08-12-2004, 06:21 | posts: 4,997 | Location: Ottawa

It has an effecient Core
   
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Default 08-12-2004, 23:25 | posts: n/a

Any one have Bloatware problems with XP? I did and even in gaming. Does w2k have that issue?
   
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Default 08-22-2004, 04:20 | posts: n/a

is their any downside to taking that meory optimze recommendation on the first page for win xp?
ive never really tweaked my machine before and am cautious- why does windows not ship with these options enabled like that?
   
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Default 08-26-2004, 13:57 | posts: 94

have any of u guys tried with window 2003 with games? cuz if it's better than xp...i'm going for it
   
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Default 09-11-2004, 22:16 | posts: n/a

Hang on a moment,

If 26% of the worlds 500 fastest computers run Linux, stands to reason that the remaining 74%, errr, dont...

- right, I know its an old game but im gutted I cant run Duke Nukem 3D on XP, i have retained a crappy old P3 with Win 95 just so I can play it.
   
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Default 09-30-2004, 07:17 | posts: 7,776 | Location: Utopia Planitia, Mars

Try DOSBox
   
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Default 10-18-2004, 05:38 | posts: n/a

I <3 windows 2003 :-P
   
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Default 10-18-2004, 06:24 | posts: 461 | Location: NJ aka America's armpit

have you tried running the "windows compatability mode" for xp... it is supposed to allow u to run programs as if u were in an older OS (dunno how well it works though) and btw although fast machines run linux, the benchies on Anandtech show that linux is slower in games like doom 3
   
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Default 11-29-2004, 04:08 | posts: 11 | Location: FL

Definently Windows 64 bit when it's availible but I recommend W2K pro or XP pro since they use the NT file system which owns... If you already have XP just stick with it until W64 comes out.

Last edited by adrenacrome; 11-29-2004 at 04:11.
   
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Default 01-12-2005, 15:47 | posts: 317 | Location: London UK

do you need a 64 bit processor for when windows xp 64 comes out?
   
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Default 01-12-2005, 16:34 | posts: 551

Quote:
Originally posted by Art Vandalay
Gentoo Linux

Sooner or later, gamers will realise that linux is THE operating system considering the stability, tweakability and performance and when that happends (still not too popular among us), more companies will do like Bioware, ID Software and Epic Games and give linux support for their products.

Linux is not for the lazy who won't read docs but when it falls in the hands of somebody who's ready to learn, it will do a big smile as well as the user
I've used gentoo for about 2 months, and while it was a fun learning experience it was nothing to get excited about gaming wise. Gaming performance in linux is roughly the same if not less. Plus there is a lack of support of specific game options compared to the windows alternative. No 5.1 sound gaming support, slight loss of image quality (specifically shadows). If there actually was better performance in linux gaming it would be because it is less capable.
   
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Default 01-12-2005, 16:41 | posts: 551

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Originally posted by Disturbedsaz
have any of u guys tried with window 2003 with games? cuz if it's better than xp...i'm going for it
I tried it briefly maybe a slight performance gain if any, since it is better optimisedout of the box, but some games won't install on it by any normal means, since it is not mean for gaming on. Doom3 being one of those conviced me not to explore too far.
   
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Default 01-20-2005, 20:42 | posts: 269 | Location: Within 4 1/2 miles of my gym.

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do you need a 64 bit processor for when windows xp 64 comes out?
I doubt that many people outside of Microsoft know for sure, but a 64-bit processor is probably not required. Here is a brief comment on this topic.

http://microsoft.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000227020909/
   
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Default 02-19-2005, 18:11 | posts: n/a

i'm sure microsoft wouldn't make their systems 64-bit only, although they might release a 64-bit only version it will undoubtedly come in 32-bit as well...they'd be eliminating at least 1/3 of their market if not much much more.
   
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Default 02-25-2005, 01:10 | posts: 275

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Hey Emanon I went through everything on that dudes website and my machine is blazing. Two thumbs up to ya for giving providing this to the forum. I have all my settings for my Video Card to the max quality setting and playing my games with no problem. All this with no oc'ing which is a plus.

That site rocks!!!!
i am using auslogic boostspeed. this software really rock,very easy to set up. just 1 click i can adjust my pc gaming, it desable automaticly windows services which are not necesary for gaming.
   
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