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nehalmistry
18th August 2000, 23:50
i tried windows 2000 on another partition and i was impressed BIG TIME..... for me to completed a WU takes 20 hours if my computer is idle using win9x/linux..... but for win2k..... only about 11 hours.... isnt that amazing....

on another note, winamp takes 20% in win9x using wave out, and only 9% in win2k.... i say microsoft has made some great improvements to this OS..

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Pace
19th August 2000, 16:06
I've got to agree with you. The finest OS I've used. BeOS 5 is also very nice but pretty useless to me (personally).

The most usable family of OSes finally gets stable and reliable!

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nehalmistry
19th August 2000, 17:46
yes, as far as compatibilty goes, its great... it's the only MS OS that supports all three of the main MS filesystems, fat, fat32, and NTFS...

i found that after using for a week, i had almost no problems, and the installation was so easy... you can do a boot from the cdrom, and startup is fairly fast compared to win98, and is much more user friendly than win9x...

it is compatible with both opengl and d3d..

microsoft can finally be proud to be microsoft.... i don't understand why win2k didnt get even more attention that they already did..

my ONLY problem with it is that it requires a whopping ~600megs just for installation... for the moment i'll stick to win95 until i get something bigger than 6.4 gigs HD... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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agallag
20th August 2000, 16:41
When I first installed W2K, on a P2-350 w/ 64MB ram, I wasn't all that impressed. It's pretty, but it's very sluggish. Then I installed it on my new P3-650, 256MB ThinkPad, and boy-o-boy, this OS is awesome. Fast, stable, easy to use, and all that. I guess as long as you have the hardware to back it up, this baby is king. Just make sure you've got bags and bags of resources http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

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nehalmistry
20th August 2000, 20:15
yeh, since they have a well-built kernel, u dont need a top-of-the-line CPU, or anything close... my K6 works fine...

but what you DO need is heaps of ram... they say recommended is 64.... but i would say that is minimum.... it runs fairly well but it will run MUCH better with 128 or more...

btw, what is the next release of windows to follow windows 98 ???? and what is windows ME ???

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Pace
21st August 2000, 13:05
Windows Me (Millennium Edition) is the follow up to Windows 98. It looks like Windows 2000 from the desktop - My Documents at the top, with My Pictures as well inside it. It is however still based on the DOS kernel (as opposed to 2000's NT kernel) so it's a quite a bit less stable.

Whistler is the next NT based OS and it should replace both Windows 2000 and Windows Me - it also is expected to be the basis for Microsoft's <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/net/">.NET</a> project (where all of my apps and files are stored on their server so I can work from any internet appliance worldwide - with all settings etc intact). Windows Infomation Centrum has a <a href="http://www.xlnet.net/mad/previews/ww_preview.shtml">Whistler preview</a> up with screenshots.

Paul.

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nehalmistry
21st August 2000, 14:04
btw, Whistler is the name of a ski mountain / resort near vancouver... which is where i live... i ski there every year....
i read somewhere that windows whistler was named after the mountain.... don't ask me why..... if i find the site i'll post it here...

btw, is windows me backwards compatible?? eg. can i use all windows 9x programs with it...????

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Guru
21st August 2000, 15:00
Originally posted by nehalmistry:

btw, is windows me backwards compatible?? eg. can i use all windows 9x programs with it...????



Yes it is and yes you can! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Pace
21st August 2000, 15:05
Yes, as Guru says!

Think of Me as Windows 98 Third Edition - it is just 9x with a few tweaks - just like 2nd Ed was. 98 had IE4+DX6, SE had IE5+DX61 and Me has got IE5.5+DX7 - spot a trend here?

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Sisyfos
21st August 2000, 15:09
Think of you as Windows 98 Third Edition???
Why would we want to do that Paul? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

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Guru
21st August 2000, 15:14
Nice one Sisyfos! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Guru

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Pace
21st August 2000, 15:16
LOL!
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nehalmistry
21st August 2000, 16:21
http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif ROFL http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif you're a melon-head sisyfos...

is it released yet? if i can, where can i download windows ME....?? is it more stable than win95?

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bongo
22nd August 2000, 10:46
I did not upgrade to W2K because of stuff I heard about hardware compatability...

will it work with:

Matrox G4 dualhead?
SBlaster Live MP3 (4 spkr output!)?
Panasonic 8x CD burner?
Pioneer DVD 10x?
My ADSL 3COM modem?


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Guru
22nd August 2000, 13:04
will it work with:

Matrox G4 dualhead? Yes! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif (but dualhead won't!) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif
SBlaster Live MP3 (4 spkr output!)? Yes! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
Panasonic 8x CD burner? Yes! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
Pioneer DVD 10x? Yes! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
My ADSL 3COM modem? Yes! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif




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Kruse
22nd August 2000, 14:29
Isn't everything more stable than Win95 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/icons/icon5.gif

Guru
22nd August 2000, 14:35
Kruse W2K uses a modified NT kernel and is more stabel then Win9x/Win ME! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Assimilator1
23rd August 2000, 11:34
Kruse

Win 98 isn't

Kruse
23rd August 2000, 16:32
Assim:

I'll have to disagree with you there. I push my computer pretty hard (many installs/uninstalls), and I'm pretty clever with computers, yet I never managed to keep a Win95 partition alive for more than 6 months at a time. My Win98 partition has run for almost two years now without serious problems.

Still, I'll agree with anyone that Win98 is not stable *enough*. Win2K can hardly be considered the solution though, as it doesn't support nearly as much junk as Win98...

Assimilator1
26th August 2000, 17:55
Kruse

I had an install of Win 95b that lasted 2+yrs http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif.
My current Win 95c is 7 months old

BTW my original statement is partially based on this. http://www.98lite.net/98lite.html

Also a friend of mine who runs his own little buisness & has built many dozens (if not hundreds) of PC's has found that 95 is faster & more stable than 98.

My next install will be Win 98 though WITH the lite patch.The best of both worlds http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Rags
27th August 2000, 14:26
I never really had much problems with win 95, except for crappy drivers for my devices. When I built my system for win98, I went all out and got premium stuff for everything. I found my system to much more stable and faster in win98. I had hardly any crashes at all, except for when they were my own fault. In win2k, it's even smoother than win98, and I don't get dreaded memory leaks. I leave my system up 24/7 and haven't had a single crash since it's initial install. I have applications crash on occasion, but it doesn't take down the whole OS while I am at it. The only time I reboot is when I install new beta drivers for my G400 (which is usually once a week, or week and a half). The longest I have had win2k up continuously for is 2 1/2 weeks. Again, only rebooted for a simple driver install.

Win2k handles multitasking with much more grace than win9x. I used to think that linux was the way to go for this, but win2k has really made me consider dumping linux as well.

One of the nicest things about win2k is when changing network settings, I don't need to reboot; One thing that I hated most about win9x.

Rags

bongo
27th August 2000, 15:31
what a bummer that the G400 is not supported in Win2K for dualhead, that's why I bought the card so I could run 2 monitors without 2 videocards...so now you say that Matrox does not have any fixes for dualhead in Win2K...the shame the shame.... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

WIn98se is the best it could do in dhead...the horror....