Discussion in 'Computers' started by M.O.T.E., May 9, 2003.
Long live XP PRO...What does XP stand for?
windows is great for ease
linux is the best for stability
I have heard that it stands for eXPerience... whatever.
eXPerience is correct.
I use Red Hat in the meantime but have XP running, too.
I prefer Windows XP Professional Edition... it's the fastest OS you can get now...
Windows XP Pro has been the best in terms of the balance between stability and usability.
Windows XP Pro although, it's still new so still have to work out all the real life issues... I have a Mac too OS X seems to be okay depends on what you want from it each one has it's pros & cons.
Linux/Slackware is my favorit dist but i also i have XP on my comuter. Dual boot from start.
Slackware with blackbox is the ultimate Operating system ! =)
I prefer Windows XP Professional Edition too. But for producing music , you need more like mac. But for the regular stuff like internet and listen music xp is doing a good job.
xp pro is it for me. i prefer to use w2k @ work though, cos xp interface is childish.
win 2003 server is the best
Best is very vague....Windows is definitely the best if you are just beginning, and Linux is definitely the best for tinkerers...but being a tinkerer, I voted for my local penguin....go Tux!
Windows XP is the best Windows... and the most widely supported OS... so for most ppl it is the best choice.
Linux is beautiful to a tech who understands what's going on behind the screen!
Windows Millenium is the best non-NT Windows ever... far better than Windows 98 or 98SE... I never had a problem with WinME and I think all the people that did were basically not too bright... probably trying to use Win2K drivers or something... I had far more success with WinME over 98SE and everyone I know has too. Don't know why everyone thinks it's so "trendy" to bag WinME!?!?
for a desktop or laptop I think XP is the best for it's auto updating of drivers, wireless support, and the auto restore points it creates when new drivers and some programs are installed... saved my a** a few times.. for a server tho nothing beats linux if you can configure it
The simple truth is there is no 'best' OS. With one or two minor exceptions, all modern OS's can be made to work for whatever it is you want to use them for.
For example, somebody will tell you that 98 is better than XP and then someone else will say exactly the reverse. In fact, neither is really 'better', it all depends on what you are doing and if the OS has been optimised for that purpose.
All that is really happening with the newer OS's is more and more 'hand-holding' is being incorporated by the authors. This is fine for the computer illiterate who only needs to type a few letters, but gets in the way of power processing when working with audio or graphics stuff.
WinXP is a perfect example of this. There is so much stuff running in the background of a default installation, it makes it virtually unworkable for audio. That's why a lot of people prefer 98 to XP, because there is less rubbish of this nature around. However, a good optimisation of XP will get rid of all this unwanted stuff and then it will fly right.
well, we have windows 2000 in the office and i have windows xp at home
in my opinion, windows is good for graphic extensive applications such as games. also if you are looking for ease of use in your OS.
however if your after stability i would still vote for Linux
I use Mandrake 9.2
Windows ME RULEZZZZZZZ!!!!
Windows ME RULEZZZZZZZ!!!!
Server work is Linuz Red Hat 7.0 or Windows 2000 Advanced Server. I use 98 on the rest, works ok, rarely crashes and I can make music! Cannot really get my head around XP as it does too much without asking you. I don't like the desktop, rather have 98/2000 anytime!
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