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Old 02-02-2002, 01:53 AM   #1
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Talking Difference between Win2k and WinXP

Lets hear what everybody thinks the big difference is here!
Old 02-02-2002, 10:40 AM   #2
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Duh, the name.
Old 02-02-2002, 02:11 PM   #3
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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.
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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?"


Old 02-03-2002, 04:39 PM   #5
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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.

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...
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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
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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.
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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


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