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How does Windows XP compare with W2K?

By khbarnard ·
Gentlemen, I have been in correspondence with a Computer Consultant in Germany, and he suggested using W2K. What is W2K, and what is your opinion from experience as to both systems? I am always open to learning for improvement. K.H.Barnard

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How does Windows XP compare with W2K?

by Alpha-Male In reply to How does Windows XP compa ...

W2k is "Windows 2000". I find it to be extremely similar to XP (if you use the "classic interface" in XP). Reportedly XP is a little faster (like MS would report it was slower...) and has some new product enhancements. The only concern I would have with XP is the system requirements and availability of drivers. If you are okay in those regards and don't own either OS already then I would go with XP. If you have 2k now, I doubt I'd pay to upgrade. XP adds some bells and whistles...and of course the new interface (if you choose to use it), but is essentially extremely similar to 2000.

Take a look here for detailed information:

http://www.computeruser.com/articles/2105,5,17,1,0501,02.html

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/default.asp


Good luck!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to How does Windows XP compa ...

XP is an "incremental" upgrade to Windows 2000. Like in the previous answer, only a few bells and whistles were added to XP.
Now, XP has 2 versions, XP Home and XP Professional. Do not use XP Home! Networking support in XP Home is severely limited.
Personally, I use Windows 2000 (Win2K) and have no plans to upgrade to XP. Win2K has been out for a while now (Service Pack 3 just came out, and so far, the SP is looking good). The drivers for Win2K are easily available to find (whereas drivers for XP are still a little hard to come by).
Both Win2K and WinXP are built off the WinNT kernel (with NTFS support) so that is all wonderful news!
For more info on Windows 2000, go here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/

hope this helps

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by joe In reply to How does Windows XP compa ...

I also heard that with XP you will have to buy a license every two years and WIN2K you don't.

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by ryder007 In reply to How does Windows XP compa ...

Hi, one other thing to consider with choosing between the two Operating systems is load up. For example Winxp on an average system may load up to about 4 Gigabyte of hard drive, where as Win 2000 loads up a little over 1 Gigabyte of hard drive.
I love Win 2000 , I have had few problems with it.

Dean

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by Big_Rock In reply to How does Windows XP compa ...

If your looking for a long term fix I would suggest XP. We use 2000 here and we have been told that by Sept 2003 Microsoft will be discontinuing support for 2000. However my Network Admin. had said (about the begining of 2002) that XP had some security holes. (But they should be fixed by now)

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