Windows XP SP1 vs. Windows 2000 SP4

Discussion in 'rec.audio.pro' started by Oistein, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Oistein

    Oistein Guest

    I'm sure this subject has been discussed before. I'm just curious if there's
    any reason to use Windows 2000 over XP anymore. Everything seems to be
    directed towards XP now. Toutorials, drivers and whatnot. I guess I'm asking
    if absolutely everything that says XP works 100% with Windows 2000 too. Any
    give and take factors I should be aware of in this evaluation?
  2. area242

    area242 Guest

    "Oistein" <oisteine@broadpark.no> wrote in message
    news:3f3d4517$1@news.broadpark.no...
    > I'm sure this subject has been discussed before. I'm just curious if

    there's
    > any reason to use Windows 2000 over XP anymore. Everything seems to be
    > directed towards XP now. Toutorials, drivers and whatnot. I guess I'm

    asking
    > if absolutely everything that says XP works 100% with Windows 2000 too.

    Any
    > give and take factors I should be aware of in this evaluation?


    I can only share my experience with you...and I switched from Win2K Pro to
    XP Pro and love it! It seems to be a little more stable and it
    starts-up/shuts-down faster. I haven't had any combatibility issues at
    all...but didn't have any with Win2K either. So, between the fewer crashes
    and a little smoother performance, I reccommend going with XP.
  3. XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it knows what
    you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of options even when
    you're doing what you want to do. I have no regrets about choosing 2000 Pro.
  4. John L Rice

    John L Rice Guest

    Hi William,

    If you ever get around to using XP the following site should be helpful in
    taming XP's interface :
    http://www.musicxp.net/

    Best of luck!

    John L Rice
    Drummer@ImJohn.com

    "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
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    > XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    > interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it knows

    what
    > you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of options

    even when
    > you're doing what you want to do. I have no regrets about choosing 2000

    Pro.
    >
  5. >XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    >interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it knows what
    >you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of options even when
    >you're doing what you want to do. I have no regrets about choosing 2000 Pro.


    It's not hard to turn most of that off.
  6. Denny Meeker

    Denny Meeker Guest

    True enough. Go to your local computer book shop and look for a book called
    Windows XP Annoyances, published by O'Reilly. There are MANY suggestions
    (and implemention instructions) for taming XP. And, the toad on the cover
    is way cool.


    "Laurence Payne" <l@laurenceDELETEpayne.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:dkgsjv4kbu0bl93r2urol9ob2e40qojphq@4ax.com...
    > >XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    > >interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it knows

    what
    > >you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of options

    even when
    > >you're doing what you want to do. I have no regrets about choosing 2000

    Pro.
    >
    > It's not hard to turn most of that off.
  7. Denny Meeker wrote...

    > Go to your local computer book shop and look for "Windows
    > XP Annoyances", published by O'Reilly. There are MANY
    > suggestions (and implemention instructions) for taming XP.


    Thanks for the suggestion.


    > And, the toad on the cover is way cool.


    I assume this is a reference to Shakespeare. The only O'Reilly animal reference
    I got without help was the flying squirrel on their Palm Pilot books.


    >> XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    >> interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it knows
    >> what you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of
    >> options, even when you're doing what you want to do.
  8. Denny Meeker

    Denny Meeker Guest

    Other information about the book: author - David A. Karp
    ISBN - 0-596-00416-8

    The O'Reilly books on various computer-related topics are illustrated on the
    front cover with a picture of an animal, some relatively common, some
    exotic, depending on your perspective, I guess. How they picked the animals
    is anybody's guess. The animal on the cover of Windows XP Annoyances is the
    Surinam Toad, aka Pipa Pipa, that lives its entire life cycle in the muddy
    rivers of South America.

    "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
    news:vjtjok18th3h44@corp.supernews.com...
    > Denny Meeker wrote...
    >
    > > Go to your local computer book shop and look for "Windows
    > > XP Annoyances", published by O'Reilly. There are MANY
    > > suggestions (and implemention instructions) for taming XP.

    >
    > Thanks for the suggestion.
    >
    >
    > > And, the toad on the cover is way cool.

    >
    > I assume this is a reference to Shakespeare. The only O'Reilly animal

    reference
    > I got without help was the flying squirrel on their Palm Pilot books.
    >
    >
    > >> XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    > >> interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it

    knows
    > >> what you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of
    > >> options, even when you're doing what you want to do.

    >
  9. Geoff Wood

    Geoff Wood Guest

    "Oistein" <oisteine@broadpark.no> wrote in message
    news:3f3d4517$1@news.broadpark.no...
    > I'm sure this subject has been discussed before. I'm just curious if

    there's
    > any reason to use Windows 2000 over XP anymore.


    No. Never was ...

    geoff
  10. Geoff Wood

    Geoff Wood Guest

    "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
    news:vjr0cd46qis9ea@corp.supernews.com...
    > XP is no doubt superior in some ways to 2000 Pro, but I don't like the
    > interface. It's much, much too intrusive. It constantly assumes it knows

    what
    > you're doing and interferes, or it prompts you with a bunch of options

    even when
    > you're doing what you want to do. I have no regrets about choosing 2000

    Pro.


    Go to display options and choose desktop theme as 'Classic Windows'. Then
    you won't be lost with all the cluttery warm feely rubbish.

    geoff
  11. I tried that when XP first came out and it had no particular effect.

    > Go to display options and choose desktop theme as 'Classic Windows'.
    > Then you won't be lost with all the cluttery warm feely rubbish.
  12. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <LmW%a.27884$vo2.22383@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net> dmeeker@mindspring.com writes:

    > The animal on the cover of Windows XP Annoyances is the
    > Surinam Toad, aka Pipa Pipa, that lives its entire life cycle in the muddy
    > rivers of South America.


    That sounds appropriate for something relating to Windows. Does anyone
    publish a series of Windows books with various mushrooms on the cover?



    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)
  13. Rick Knepper

    Rick Knepper Guest

    My XP displays look just like my 98 displays - Teal Green and crammed packed
    with Icons. <g>

    In addition to choosing the "Classic Windows" look, you still have to
    manually set the colors you want and manually move the desired icons onto
    the desktop including My Computer, Network Places, Printers, etc.
    --
    Rick Knepper
    MicroComputer Support Services
    Knepper Audio
    Ft. Worth, TX
    817-239-9632
    413-215-1267 Fax
    PC Tech Support & Equipment Sales
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    http://www.rknepper.com

    "William Sommerwerck" <williams@nwlink.com> wrote in message
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    > I tried that when XP first came out and it had no particular effect.
    >
    > > Go to display options and choose desktop theme as 'Classic Windows'.
    > > Then you won't be lost with all the cluttery warm feely rubbish.
  14. Arny Krueger

    Arny Krueger Guest

    "Rick Knepper" <rick@rknepper.com> wrote in message
    news:ZO40b.2381$cX.386@newssvr22.news.prodigy.com

    > My XP displays look just like my 98 displays - Teal Green and crammed
    > packed with Icons. <g>


    > In addition to choosing the "Classic Windows" look, you still have to
    > manually set the colors you want and manually move the desired icons
    > onto the desktop including My Computer, Network Places, Printers, etc.


    In case someone actually wants to do it...

    My Documents and My Computer will show up on the desktop if you right click
    their icons in the Start Menu and click Show On Desktop.

    Printers requires right-clicking in Printers and Faxes in Control panel and
    selecting Create Shortcut (on desktop).

    Network Neighborhood is a bit tougher. My Computer, then My Network Places,
    then View Workgroup Computers, then up folder, then right click Workgroup
    and create shortcut (on desktop).
  15. The one good reason I can think of for running Windows 2000 is if you
    have more computers than Windows licenses. W2K lets you break the law,
    XP does not.

    XP will supposedly quit working if it goes a certain amount of time
    without connecting to Microsoft to confirm your registration. Which
    can be a problem if you don't connect your computer to the internet.
    You know, like if it's a special-purpose machine in a recording studio
    or on the Space Shuttle.

    ulysses


    In article <3f3d4517$1@news.broadpark.no>, Oistein
    <oisteine@broadpark.no> wrote:

    > I'm sure this subject has been discussed before. I'm just curious if there's
    > any reason to use Windows 2000 over XP anymore. Everything seems to be
    > directed towards XP now. Toutorials, drivers and whatnot. I guess I'm asking
    > if absolutely everything that says XP works 100% with Windows 2000 too. Any
    > give and take factors I should be aware of in this evaluation?
  16. Geoff Wood

    Geoff Wood Guest

    "Justin Ulysses Morse" <ulysses@rollmusic.com> wrote in message
    news:180820031825120044%ulysses@rollmusic.com...
    > The one good reason I can think of for running Windows 2000 is if you
    > have more computers than Windows licenses. W2K lets you break the law,
    > XP does not.
    >
    > XP will supposedly quit working if it goes a certain amount of time
    > without connecting to Microsoft to confirm your registration. Which
    > can be a problem if you don't connect your computer to the internet.
    > You know, like if it's a special-purpose machine in a recording studio
    > or on the Space Shuttle.
    >
    >


    Well, you can apply a crack ( a quick download and a double-click), which is
    the same degree of against-the-lawedness as multiple W2K installs....


    geoff
  17. flint

    flint Guest

    > > The one good reason I can think of for running Windows 2000 is if you
    > > have more computers than Windows licenses. W2K lets you break the law,
    > > XP does not.
    > >
    > > XP will supposedly quit working if it goes a certain amount of time
    > > without connecting to Microsoft to confirm your registration. Which
    > > can be a problem if you don't connect your computer to the internet.
    > > You know, like if it's a special-purpose machine in a recording studio
    > > or on the Space Shuttle.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Well, you can apply a crack ( a quick download and a double-click), which

    is
    > the same degree of against-the-lawedness as multiple W2K installs....
    >
    >
    > geoff
    >


    Or, you could just obey the law.
  18. Chris Smalt

    Chris Smalt Guest

    Rick wrote:

    > My XP displays look just like my 98 displays - Teal Green and crammed packed
    > with Icons. <g>



    Out of curiosity, does XP remember window position and size for each
    window? The only musician I know with a PC is still on 98, and he finds
    himself constantly reshuffling windows to display what he realy wants to
    see. Also, if you do a search in 98, the window doesn't resize to show
    everything. How is that on XP? And will it display folder sizes in a
    list view?

    Thanks


    Chris
  19. John L Rice

    John L Rice Guest

    You don't need an internet connection to register XP. You can just call the
    phone number on the screen and then follow the automated voice prompts and
    say out loud the code on your disc packaging. Then the robot lady tells you
    the numbers to enter into the prompt on your screen and everything works.
    Very easy and painless. If you re-register it to many times you get sent to
    a big mean man who asks you 'what the fuck is up?' and you tell him you keep
    re-installing it over and over again on the same machine because trying to
    get everything installed and working properly together is as easy as
    sticking one hand up yer ass and tying a dental floss bow around a turd. He
    then says 'you sound cute, would you like to attend tonight's opera with me
    as my special guest' and you say no thank you and he says 'here's your
    registration code sweetie, don't be a stranger'

    I think it's passed my bed time . . . . .

    John L Rice
    Drummer@ImJohn.com



    "Justin Ulysses Morse" <ulysses@rollmusic.com> wrote in message
    news:180820031825120044%ulysses@rollmusic.com...
    > The one good reason I can think of for running Windows 2000 is if you
    > have more computers than Windows licenses. W2K lets you break the law,
    > XP does not.
    >
    > XP will supposedly quit working if it goes a certain amount of time
    > without connecting to Microsoft to confirm your registration. Which
    > can be a problem if you don't connect your computer to the internet.
    > You know, like if it's a special-purpose machine in a recording studio
    > or on the Space Shuttle.
    >
    > ulysses
    >
    >
    > In article <3f3d4517$1@news.broadpark.no>, Oistein
    > <oisteine@broadpark.no> wrote:
    >
    > > I'm sure this subject has been discussed before. I'm just curious if

    there's
    > > any reason to use Windows 2000 over XP anymore. Everything seems to be
    > > directed towards XP now. Toutorials, drivers and whatnot. I guess I'm

    asking
    > > if absolutely everything that says XP works 100% with Windows 2000 too.

    Any
    > > give and take factors I should be aware of in this evaluation?
  20. Mike Rivers

    Mike Rivers Guest

    In article <180820031825120044%ulysses@rollmusic.com> ulysses@rollmusic.com writes:

    > XP will supposedly quit working if it goes a certain amount of time
    > without connecting to Microsoft to confirm your registration. Which
    > can be a problem if you don't connect your computer to the internet.


    You can get a registration code by phone. But if you try to register
    too many computers on the same copy of Windows, you'll have some
    'splainin' to do.




    --
    I'm really Mike Rivers - (mrivers@d-and-d.com)

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