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Difference between winNT, win2k, win XP

By anishs ·
I wanted to know what is the difference between win2k winNT and winXP? If i do an MCSE now i will be certified in win2k. What i wanted to know is that does the launch of winXP make my certification obsolete in any way? And last but not the least what is the difference between the three OS's? What is WIN-XP?

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by Ann777 In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

Major differences between NT and 2000, are that 2000 is much, much more stable and support USB and other devices.

WinXP = Windows Experience ; probably will be much the same as 2000. Outlook XP is out and looks very similar, but a whole lot more options.

According to sources that I have read, 2000 and XP certification will be the same.... See the below.... (please remove any embedded spaces).

http://www.wininformant.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=19710

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by Ann777 In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

right after articleID, there's a space. Remove it from the URL and the article will appear.

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by anishs In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

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by DC1 In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

W2k is more stable and also gives you the option of using active Directory. Windows XP has a completely different user interface but the functionality of 2000 is there. The 2000 certification track isn't going to be retired when XP coems out.

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by sonygames In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

the difference is $95US dollars
Cheers... good point btw!

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by rulds In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

The main differences:WIN2K is what is known as NT5 and Uses AD(active directory),the plug and play funtionality is vastly improved over NT4 reguire about 60% les restarts.More networking features are built -in to WIN2K and the tools you need to moniter and admin. your network.There are also many more task that are acomplished through wizards now making setup less difficult.XP is MS's transition away from the basic windows architecture. It is based on the same tech. as WIN2K and has alot more networking functionality(for the home users who now work at home and have sveral systems,ie.the kids,work,).XP has an adaptible GUI and is more customizable, but for the most part still from the NT5 kernal. The certification tracks are going to vary some ,but MS has said that WIN2K certs. and XP will be closely tied to each other. If you learn 2000 then XP is a small transition.If you know NT4, XP will be a much greater stretch.Check out MS certification tracks on their website. They state simply the sutle changes in XP and WIN2K and the large transition from NT4 and XP. I'm in my mcse2000 cert. track now and XP will simply be an upgrade for me. It's part of the natural transition in IT.Hope this helps and Good Luck.

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by iancurtis In reply to Difference between winNT, ...

There is a chart on the differences between Windows XP Pro, 2000 Pro, and 95/98/ME.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/guide/featurecomp.asp

It's not server, but then this is where the differences are most apparent. As far as the servergoes, this is a more incremental upgrade. And the last I heard, (which is worthless 10 minutes from now) MS is not going to require an update path from 2k to XP.

But don't take my MS Word for it.

IC

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