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Old 11-05-2003, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I had just built a new computer but with no operating system yet. I was wondering what is the best operating system for now. I have Win 95, Win 98, Win 2000 Pro, Win XP Pro, and Win 2003. I was going to try the Win 2003 but I heard negative reviews before in the past. I also hear that Win 2000 is pretty stable. So any oppinion will be good and it helps me a lot! Tell me what you think isthe best operating system in those selections!

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thanks, anything will help!

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Old 11-05-2003, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Shucks......depends on what you want it for. I would say XP Pro for most, Red Hat Linux if your curious, Windows 2003 or Longhorn (Build 4059) if you're bold. Windows 9x will only piss you off and Windows 2000 if great, but not too great for gaming.


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Old 11-05-2003, 11:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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XP Pro, it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than 98 or ME
ME is so pathetic Microsoft has stopped supporting it
Windows 2000 is good but XP Pro is better
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Old 11-05-2003, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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2003 is just a server version of XP
i got the "sorry the administrator has allowed only one post per 30 seconds" just then
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think WinXP.
But you should use 2 OS (example 98 & XP) because many programs can't run on WinXP. It's very unpleasant.
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Old 11-06-2003, 04:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you can use the compatibility mode
right click, properties, compatibility
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Old 11-06-2003, 05:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like XP its more modern in its appearance and easier to use BUT not great for games particularly older ones. So if you you have games you like which work on a particular OS why not have that too.
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get Linux Fedora, and then help me out!!!
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Old 11-06-2003, 09:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Definitely a Linux and XP-Pro dual boot, what more could you ask for? I prefer Redhat or Suse Linux Distros, but to each there own.
Windows XP PRO:$0, Visual Studio 6:$0, Age of Empires 2:$0, Halo:$0.
Having $100s in free MS software while people are being sued over $.99 songs: Priceless
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Old 11-06-2003, 10:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Win XP, Home or Pro!!!

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