LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices


Poll: Difference between Win2k and WinXP
Poll Options
Difference between Win2k and WinXP

You must log in and have one post to vote in this poll. If you don't have an account, you can register here.
Results will be available after the polls close.

The nominees are:

The Program
The Price Tag

Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2002, 01:53 AM   #1
DavidPhillips
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: South Alabama
Distribution: Fedora / RedHat / SuSE
Posts: 7,163

Rep: Reputation: 58
Talking Difference between Win2k and WinXP


Lets hear what everybody thinks the big difference is here!
 
Old 02-02-2002, 10:40 AM   #2
CragStar
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2000
Location: UK - Frome
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,081

Rep: Reputation: 47
Duh, the name.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 02:11 PM   #3
taz.devil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Wa. State
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,261

Rep: Reputation: 45
I think the program or OS as it is, does have some differences due to the fact that it's meant to be a hybrid of sorts. I honestly think all they did was incorporate WinME aspects eg. graphics and fancier gui's etc...onto the Win2k platform (or is it a crate? lol). That being said all it is ends up being a very fancy OS built on NT. Win2k is just a Win95 gui on NT. Hmmm they just keep stacking ontop of each other. Where is the totally REVAMPED Windows we were/are expecting.

"There is nothing new under the sun..." A good quote in this area.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 05:23 PM   #4
scooby
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
A couple of tid bits for you. There are actually 2 teams involved in NT development. One is the group that developed NT4, NT2000. The other is completely separate and is the group that developed XP (Professional). Although both projects are ultimately based on the NT Kernel the XP group from what information I have is working more within the confines of TCP/IP. For those of you who have ever had the misfortune of working with a DDNS Root server you will know what I mean when I say that Microsoft has an aroggance about it that assumes it can re-invent something it has never been good at "Networking". I have to wonder about a company that was so late to the boat. Let's face it, is there anything worse than netbios or Lan MAnager and why has it been forced down our throats. I commend Microsoft for giving up on WINS (perhaps the worst networking protocol of all time) I only wish it happened when it would have ment something like when NT4 was released.

On another note, this .NET initiative scares me to death. I really don't want anyone in charge of my private information (except me) but I really don't want Microsoft in charge of it. This whole PKI thing is going to play big in the next few years. Imagine what happens if Microsoft gains a monopoly in the subscription arena. For those of you who are not so concerned take a look at the price of XP Office. The upgrade from Win98 to XP Pro is $200.00. If I am not mistaken isn't that twice the price of the last one from 95 -98? In the words of Peter Frampton -"Does anyone feel like I do?"

SCOOBY

 
Old 02-03-2002, 04:39 PM   #5
taz.devil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Wa. State
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,261

Rep: Reputation: 45
Quote:
Originally posted by scooby
On another note, this .NET initiative scares me to death. I really don't want anyone in charge of my private information (except me) but I really don't want Microsoft in charge of it.

SCOOBY
The .NET/Microsoft Passport idea is the EXACT reason I'll never waste my money on another MS OS. I don't understand who they think they are that they can create an OS that doesn't fully work if you don't use the Passport!!!! It pisses me off that the box even says that many features require .NET!! And people are still buying this thing!!!?!?!?! I don't get it? This is like inviting MS to browse your computer anytime they want, and XP has already shown in the first week that it had a huge hole in it. Not the last i'm SURE! And with their ideas moving towards the OS making your computer more of a presence on the web, I wonder why anyone buys it. And let's not get started on the "Authorization" idea in hopes of dashing pirating going tits up! OK, i'm starting to feel a bit of rage here and want to stop while i'm not too far behind. But XP is one huge security flaw. '98 is it for me and after that Linux 100%. *(#@&$(*&%@ Microsoft *@(@$(_$ Danke...
 
Old 02-03-2002, 07:09 PM   #6
therion12
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: chicago, IL
Distribution: Gentoo 1.4_rc1
Posts: 913

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeah i can imagine what the Windows 2003 will be like. I forgot the codename but there is a new NT based os coming out in 2003.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 11:10 AM   #7
Stephanie
LQ Addict
 
Registered: May 2001
Location: Arizona
Distribution: 9.2 Mandy 1.4 Gentoo 5.1 FreeBSD WinXP
Posts: 1,166

Rep: Reputation: 45
I also must say that MS really ticks me off with that whole .NET and Passport bull. I am still on 98 (for games only) and use Linux and QNX for everything else.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 10:57 PM   #8
penseur2
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Chennai India
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 42

Rep: Reputation: 15
difference

this is easy

winME starts crsahing immediately after install

win2k starts slowing down immediately after install and only crsahes when you've accumulated enough importatnt data
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WinXP/Win2K unable to join Samba Domain jgnasser Linux - Networking 6 09-01-2006 11:10 AM
SuSE installed with Win2k & WinXP? nick1 SUSE / openSUSE 1 03-17-2005 05:29 PM
Serious problem tribooting winxp+win2k+mandrake 9.1 Corkscrew Linux - Software 0 08-17-2003 03:43 AM
multiboot Win2K, WinXP and RedHat Linux escape Linux - General 7 08-14-2003 08:46 PM
Dualboot with Linux, Win2k Server and WinXP?? eXor Linux - Distributions 3 01-22-2003 06:31 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration