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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


ok - but let us stop here discussing offtopic things before we begin
getting on other peoples nerves.
this list is about rockbox and many people here _like_ linux, so we
shouldn`t tell them about the bells and whistles about that OS.
(actually, i like it, too!)
;)
regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "H C" <hccebay_at_yahoo.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 6:31 PM
Subject: Re: XP vs. 2000 (was: Avos and strategy (was: avos))

>
> --- roland <for_spam_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Roland, When I had an incompatible video driver in my
> Linux box, not only did it crash when I ran Xserver,
> but it crashed in such a way as to totally trash the
> filesystem! Even the "journaling" ext3 did not help.
> It resulted in may permanently damaged files until a
> reinstall of the OS was required after about the 4th
> crash.
>
> After many reinstalls and a complete inability to find
> a compatible video driver, I gave up. I now use that
> Linux box as a "headless" server.
>
> Don't get me wrong... I like Linux much, and certainly
> prefer the Open Source concept, but the stability
> "benefits" of Linux depend on a highly delicate match
> of hardware and drivers that is very complicated to
> work out, and that the standard installers don't
> necessarily get right.
>
> Some time later, I tried to switch to Linux on my
> HTPC, but found that the Linux drivers for ATI
> graphics cards disable the TV-Out jack as soon as you
> start Xwindows. What good is this on an HTPC?
> Apparently, a few hackers had overcome this obstacle
> in private builds of the driver, but no one offered a
> patch or shared the solution on the mailing lists.
>
> So, I switched back to XP. The box has never crashed
> as far as I can remember. Win XP + Girder + J.River
> Media Center + SnapStream Beyond TV (formerly PVS) +
> an IR remote or cordless keyboard makes one awesome
> HTPC!!
>
> Soundman
>
> > 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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