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Old 08-07-2006, 06:10 PM   #11
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2k is going on. Cya guys later after I install it. I have to dig through 47 cd binders for it.
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Have fun with Linux drivers.


XP Home aint bad for the casual user. XP Pro is great for networks and such.

With an Athlon 64, you will notice no slowness issues with XP.
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if you want to try linux, go to www.knoppix.net. it is a live bootable linux systemon cd. does nothing to your hard drive
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XP home is not that bad...sheesh it just lacks some of the networking and security features built into XP Pro but its much more than just a glorified version of windows 98.
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if hes just going to use it for P2P and internet.. 2Kpro is mutch better. no BS, no extra crap to deal with, just an os that works...

XP pro just seem that no matter what you do to it i just doesn't run fast... there is always something to slow it down.

but now with me getting into linux and likeing it... i ould just say use SUSE10.1 or something
Linux is still not ready for the casual user. Stick with something that you know like 2k pro, XP Pro is ok, but any home edition really sucks (ME, 2k, XP). If your really interested in Linux try dual booting your system and try it. Also I suggest purchasing a copy from Amazon.com (about $50) to get the extra addon'* and the installation support.
why buy something thats free????

if you need install support there is BC, Online forums, Online Manuls. and many more Free help spots...
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XP Home aint bad for the casual user. XP Pro is great for networks and such.

With an Athlon 64, you will notice no slowness issues with XP.
I agree 100%!
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:02 PM   #17
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if you want to try linux, go to www.knoppix.net. it is a live bootable linux systemon cd. does nothing to your hard drive

x2 I had a chance to meet up with some of the developers of Knoppix and they sold me on the technology pretty quick lol.
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if hes just going to use it for P2P and internet.. 2Kpro is mutch better. no BS, no extra crap to deal with, just an os that works...

XP pro just seem that no matter what you do to it i just doesn't run fast... there is always something to slow it down.

but now with me getting into linux and likeing it... i ould just say use SUSE10.1 or something
Linux is still not ready for the casual user. Stick with something that you know like 2k pro, XP Pro is ok, but any home edition really sucks (ME, 2k, XP). If your really interested in Linux try dual booting your system and try it. Also I suggest purchasing a copy from Amazon.com (about $50) to get the extra addon'* and the installation support.
why buy something thats free????

if you need install support there is BC, Online forums, Online Manuls. and many more Free help spots...

Knoppix is a great tool. Very limited abilities unless you are more technically savy to the Unix based environment. It'* good for beginners to poke and prod but that'* about it. But Suse 10.1 on the other hand! Sure it'* great for people to download, but again, say if you download linux you have trouble loading it, and you can't logon to BC then what? And to go even further what happens and you have another PC and you can logon to BC but some of the more savy Linux users aren't on the system, and you want to get up and running, Do they wait? $50 is a pretty decent price compared to $150 windows or $300 for XP pro. Plus when you purchase Suse 10.1 you get some added functionality that you don't with the downloaded version. There are many benifits to this purchase. I'm not saying that you have to buy it, just make it easier on the Linux Newbee and give them a path that will make them comfortable with their experience this way they may want to stay with it rather than dump it for a more inferrior O/* product (windows).
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Well, I'm here, but I'm at my dad'* friends house. I was having forum withdrawals. JK.
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I run Win2K Server, and really like the extra features of the server version, such as file sharing with a bunch of Macintosh computers at home. XP Pro is fine, XP home blows. If you put a gun to my head and made me choose between Win2K (non-server) and XP home, I'd pick Win2K every time. If I could have what I wanted, I'd go either Win2K Server or WinXP Pro. The hardware you're running will run XP Pro no problem, I run XP Pro just fine on an Athlon XP 2800+.

The dirty little secret about Win2K is that you can run it on truly ancient hardware, it has VERY minimal hardware requirements, although I'd recommend you always give it plenty of RAM. I run it on an ancient Celeron 466 and it runs just fine, even modern software and hardware like my TV PVR card, a brand new Hauppauge WinTV PVR-350. It also runs the Adobe CS2 applications, although you have to jump through some hoops to get them to install, copying the installer DVD to the hard drive, and editing out the minimum hardware requirements from the .ini file. But the fact is, they run just fine, even with the computer'* maximum RAM which is only 256 Megs.
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