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Subject: Re: XP vs. 2000 (was: Avos and strategy (was: avos))
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-12-16


> I did find that 2000 was slighly more stable than XP,
> but only slightly. XP's improvements are worth it.
stability depends on the device drivers, too - maybe most
crashes of OS`s are because of buggy drivers.
i had several issues with my vga-driver on my notebook.
but - some of those crashes resulted in XP recognizing the
crash and automatically switching to standard vga at 640x480 !
and that`s a point where even linux can`t compete - at least
i have seen several linux boxes crashed completely (no ping
from network anymore) due to buggy Xserver/videodriver. maybe
this is better now in Xfree 4.2.x - but i don`t know.
 
regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "H C" <hccebay_at_yahoo.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: XP vs. 2000 (was: Avos and strategy (was: avos))

> Hi, All.
>
> To me, the Remote Desktop feature, that was added in
> XP, is worth the upgrade alone. I use that feature
> daily. It is faster, more stable, and better
> integrated than any of the other remote-control apps I
> have ever tested, and I have certainly tried most of
> them. The speed really shines over a high-speed LAN,
> where other solutions simply can't keep up.
>
> My only regret is that they left it out of the Home
> edition.
>
> I did find that 2000 was slighly more stable than XP,
> but only slightly. XP's improvements are worth it.
>
> Soundman
>
> --- roland <for_spam_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> > > I've used XP and 2000 extensively. I had 2000 at
> > home and moved to XP. At
> > > work I still use 2000. I have found the stability
> > and robustness of XP to
> > > be superior to 2000. I have also found that it
> > sports various improvements
> > > including faster startup and shutdown and better
> > compatibility with older
> > > apps. I also appreciate some of the little
> > touches, like the way that XP
> > > has the ability to sync with time servers and its
> > ability to natively handle
> > > ZIP files. As soon as you go away from the hokey
> > XP interface and go back
> > > to "classic", everything is good.
> > full ACK.
> > don`t call Xp _that_ "worse" - it really _is_ the
> > "best" (or at least the "fewer buggy")
> > Microsoft OS. i heard a colleague at work say: damn
> > 2000/XP - NT4 is the best! that
> > colleage is known to be someone, who really doesn`t
> > like to dig into new things and
> > he judges about things, he doesn`t really know.
> > furthermore, i heard the brother of a girlfriend
> > say: naaahh, XP is crap. i get worms
> > from the internet, when i use it. so i better stay
> > with win98 - i`m safe there :D *hahaha*
> >
> > sure - some things changed in XP, maybe some things
> > are even worse than in 2000 - but
> > all things considered......
> > regards
> > roland
> >
> > ps:
> > ooooppps - this is offtopic. let`s stop :D
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Fred Maxwell" <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>
> > To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> > Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 4:32 PM
> > Subject: XP vs. 2000 (was: Avos and strategy (was:
> > avos))
> >
> >
> > > Chris Holt wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:29:39 -0500, Fred Maxwell
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > In other words, if
> > > > > you bought a peripheral that worked with
> > Windows 2000, then the
> > > > > drivers should have been updated at no
> > additional charge to you so
> > > > > that it would work with Windows XP.
> > >
> > > {snip}
> > >
> > > > I agree with you, except I can't figure out why
> > someone would want to
> > > > downgrade their OS like that. ;-)
> > >
> > > I've used XP and 2000 extensively. I had 2000 at
> > home and moved to XP. At
> > > work I still use 2000. I have found the stability
> > and robustness of XP to
> > > be superior to 2000. I have also found that it
> > sports various improvements
> > > including faster startup and shutdown and better
> > compatibility with older
> > > apps. I also appreciate some of the little
> > touches, like the way that XP
> > > has the ability to sync with time servers and its
> > ability to natively handle
> > > ZIP files. As soon as you go away from the hokey
> > XP interface and go back
> > > to "classic", everything is good.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Fred Maxwell
> > >
> > >
>
>
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