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Win 95/98 vs nt & server vs workstation

By aomar ·
Hi, i was looking for a compiled list if there is any on the differences between 95/98 and nt,
and nt server vs worksation.
thanks.

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by purple713 In reply to Win 95/98 vs nt & server ...

95/98 are made just for home use and not as secure as NT.

NT has much better security if you are working on a Network.

Server: Server is used for the overall network. (great if you are planning to build a network)

Workstation: Just for end users accessing the network.

If you need more information, just send me an email.

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by toltec58 In reply to Win 95/98 vs nt & server ...

Hi aomar,

There is a big diff between win9.x and NT.
File system: 95/98 uses FAT, NT can use FAT but works best with NTFS. NTFS writes to the disk in contigiouous clusters and uses hot-fixing for error checking. Which basically means less disk fragmentation and more stability. NT also manages memory better.
The bad thing about NT is that it is not plugnPlay but windows 2000 is (NT5).
As far as the diff between server & workstation, er price (heh). And server has alot of tools for network and security management. Server also allows up to 256 simultaneous sessions and manages logon and authentication. It can get pretty complicated. That's why network admins get the big bucks.
Bottom line is, as the prevoius reply said - for home users use 9.x, even if yr running a small network.

T58

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by freddo frog In reply to Win 95/98 vs nt & server ...

Another differentiation between these O/S's is that Win9x is less strict with regards to the applications that can run compared to NT (and especially NT Server). You will find that many apps that run happily on Win 9x won't even install, let alone run on NT. For an application to run on NT, it has to meet certain criteria (set by Microsoft) which I won't go into now. Versions of the same application coded to run on NT (and especially NT Server) often cost several times what the companies chargefor the Win 9x version.

Hardware support for NT systems is also a lot more critical. If you are planning on running NT, you will need to go to the MS site and check the Hardware Compatability Lists to ensure that the hardware you are using is compatible with NT. Don't presume that just because your system runs Win9x fine that it will run NT. I worked for a company that made this presumption (despite what I told them) and then had to spend several months dealing with workstations (and even more critically the servers) crashing. Lots of popular brands of PC components e.g. video & sound cards for standard PC's aren't supported by NT, regardless of whether the manufacturer supplies NT drivers, you will be asking for trouble.

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