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    Question Win 2k Pro or Win XP Pro

    Which is better in your opinion?

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    Has to be XP Pro for more support for firewire, bluetooth, wireless lan etc.

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    Originally posted by Zathras
    Has to be XP Pro for more support for firewire, bluetooth, wireless lan etc.
    Same here.
    I also benchmark on it higher and find it better for my older games.
    Some of the themes you can get to replace the default windows one are really nice . But thats just for eyecandy really.

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    Never used 2k pro so can't really comment, but I do love XP pro.

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    gotta be 2k pro for security, as well as not installing a absolute crapload of junk on your system, as well as integrating things like media player, outlook express, internet explorer.. making it so you cannot unistall them..

    so i'll stick with 2k pro till microsoft bring out a better OS without all the childrens extras

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    XP Professional by quite a way.

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    XP Pro as long as you get a decent theme, i hate that tellytubbies theme!


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    can't be a very fair poll, surely it depends on what you want to use the system for?
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    Agree with LJ. I cant live without the themes of XP. neowin.net forums have some incredible themes...
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    gotta be 2k all the way... so much less bloated than XP...

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    XP all the way now. Even shuffled 2K off the work desktop
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    2k, don't believe the driver crap, my personal experience is 2k has got better driver support than xp.

    Xp is fine if you want fluffy edges, but 2k is a much better os for doing proper apps imo.

    Xp is designed for a home entertainment OS, 2k for a it professional imo. I know which one i am

    2K ALL THE WAY

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    Originally posted by TiG
    2k, don't believe the driver crap, my personal experience is 2k has got better driver support than xp.

    Xp is fine if you want fluffy edges, but 2k is a much better os for doing proper apps imo.

    Xp is designed for a home entertainment OS, 2k for a it professional imo. I know which one i am

    2K ALL THE WAY

    TiG
    Alot of corperates have jumped over 2K and gone straight to XP actually

    Once you take off the "fluffy edges" and lock it down (just as you would with 2K), XP is "professional"
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    Originally posted by TiG
    2k, don't believe the driver crap, my personal experience is 2k has got better driver support than xp.

    Xp is fine if you want fluffy edges, but 2k is a much better os for doing proper apps imo.

    Xp is designed for a home entertainment OS, 2k for a it professional imo. I know which one i am

    2K ALL THE WAY

    TiG
    believe it or not, xp can use the same drivers as win2k for a lot of things... there is very little difference between them.

    define "proper" apps.. i'm running many of the same apps at home as i do at work.. the biggest factor is hardware not software if you're talking performance

    on the issue of .. an "entertainment OS" compared to professional.. i suggest you ask some corporate IT suppliers what OS they're shipping to their customers.. it ain't 2k (in fact i've had to battle hard with our supplier to get 2k on our machines at all... and no, it's not my choice to have it.. )
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    Most of the companies i deal with have all got 2k. If you turn XP into look like win2k mode, bloody well use 2k. ;p

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    One problem I do have with XP is when things go wrong, they go WRONG, I was at a LAN a few months ago, guy 1 = win2k, guy 2=winxp pro. Everyone playing Freelancer, guy 2 just blew up guy 1 next to him for fun for about the 20th time that night.

    Guy 1 next to him finally gets fed up and jokingly hits his mates' reset button, from then on it was dubbed "the reset of death".

    Guy 2 tries to boot his pc again, all seems fine, XP loading screen etc, then BAM he hit the XP logon, his profile was toast, he logs on under another profile with no settings and finds his old profile was corrupted, however helpful XP saved it away anyway but wouldn't let him restore it because it was corrupt.

    After about half an hour and 5 people standing around trying in vain to help we realise that the whole reason for the screwup is that one tiny little settings file to do with the profile (and everything else on earth thanks to XP, my documents etc but I have to say anyone that stores important things on a partition with windows is asking for it anyway, let alone preset folders windows gives you) we take a line out of the file which was telling XP not to load the profile and it worked fine.

    Guy 2 now hits the reset button on Guy 1's machine, it resets and Win2k boots up fine.


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