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WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF 2000 OVER 98

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by john.r.hicks In reply to 2000 vs 98

In Theory?

1. Security - Login, file level, encryption

This is going to be the single most noticeable thing from a win98 user. Coming from win98 assumes that your are not a network admin. W2K is really a step the other way around, what advantage does W2K have over NT. If you are on win98 and working fine as a standalone (maybe a dialup account), there is no need for W2K. It is a resource hog (memory and diskspace - expect to have at least 128ram). It is going to make you learn alot of newstuff (NT) and be responsible for your own administration. W2K will be great for an administered network, but for a home machine, it's overkill. Win98 is faster and less maintenance.

Hope this helps. I didn't want to get into the tech stuff unless you were interested.

JRH

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by rearviewmirror In reply to 2000 vs 98

Security and Stability... Win2K meets the stringent C2 security standards, that most companys and government networks desire. Stability comes from the platform strategy that Win2K is built on. 98 on the other hand is good for home use in non-network enviroments. Now with W2K's plug and pray and extra goodies, there really is no reason is no contest. Game players should stick to 98, NT doesn't take to it too well.

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by schin In reply to 2000 vs 98

security(even home users in the internet economy, whatch MS to change their upcoming consumer OS strategy)
stablilty(development or gaming(welcomed change from nt4))
jorunalling file system(crash recovery)
Graphics,
IPSec
better device and application management(try to kill a hanging process in win98, you'll see the difference)
dial up(better connection speed)
client/server(better connectivity, performance)
many more features than win 98

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by Diplomat1 In reply to 2000 vs 98

I love the security features including file level security. To compare Win2K and 98 is like comparing apples and oranges.

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by hdtrestini In reply to 2000 vs 98

Since Win2000 is primarily based on NT, it is aimed at supporting a business' infrastructure, so the biggest advantages will only be realized by commercial users.
However, the greatest advantage of Win2000 over Win98 is its networking capabilities(i.e. its seemless integration of "Web" features) throughout its architecture. Win2000's Active Directory will be its most important advantage over Win98. Active Directory will help organizations deploy a computing infrastructure that will resemble each of their individual environments, and will support their growth and complexities based on each area of business. Deployment, though more complex, will result is easier management and troubleshooting in the future.

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