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Major differences between Win2k & WinXP?

By jakers ·
I have to get an answer to this pretty quick. I need to explain to management why we should stick with Win2k as opposed to switching to XP. I'm not technical. Any answers would be helpful.

Jake

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by Jaqui In reply to Major differences between ...

actually, the only reason to stick right now is the cost factor.

the stability is about equal.
both nt releases, both capable of half decent filesystem security if ntfs.

2k has the slight advantage of not as buggy, xp hasn't stabilised completely.

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by willcomp In reply to Major differences between ...

XP has a prettier shell and support for more devices built-in. However, when you "get under the hood" there are very few differences between the two. Win2K requires less hardware resources. It will run fairly well with 128MB RAM on a PII.

The only reason I see to upgrade is to have the latest version. It certainly is not cost effective.

Dalton

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by wlbowers In reply to Major differences between ...

If you are a corporate client with a windows 2000 base. There is currently no reason to upgrade to the XP platform.

Any benefits are greatly outweighed by the expense of XP Pro. XP Home will not work in a domain enviroment.

The windows 2000 platform is still in license cycle at least till March 2005. Upgrades and patches will continue for quite some time.

Good Luck Lee

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by BFilmFan In reply to Major differences between ...

As it is almost March 2005, if you have not purchased licenses for WIndows 2000 Professional, you will be getting Windows XP. Make a short presentation of "Management Indecision Caused Our Organization to Miss a Microsoft Lifecycle" Or "Why Management Needs to Be Outsourced to India cause their management will work for $25,000."

I was watching Bullwinkle today on DVD and am in a Frostbite Falls kinda mood....

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by jakers In reply to Major differences between ...

Thanks to all who answered...laughed outloud to Bfilmfan.

Jake

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by OTL In reply to Major differences between ...

One was year 2000 Komplient and the other is Xtra Perverted.

Sorry XP boots faster but allows non-technical personnel to restrict remote access to the best of their ineptness and is designed for people with little or no computing skills. 2K allowed for some computer programming skills. Office type environment XP all the way, they really have to try to screw it up. Technical environment you better give them the access to screw it up (or fix their mistakes) or they will find a way around almost any protection !

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