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Windows XP Home & Pro


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 04:49 AM

i reckon it's not good, as it crashes, freezes, all sorts of things.
i rather 98SE or 2000. i don't think xp is user friendly. as you really have to search to find things. I know all versions off windows have good and bad points.
out of xp 200 and 98se 98se is best for me.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 07:47 AM

I've moved this post here since there wasn't a question asked, more of a comment.
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 09:22 AM

i happen to really LIKE my xp...and i'm a COMPLETE puter illiterate! i'm STILL learning new things about it..almost on a daily basis! give the poor thing a chance!

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:11 PM

i happen to really LIKE my xp...and i'm a COMPLETE puter illiterate! i'm STILL learning new things about it..almost on a daily basis! give the poor thing a chance!

i've had XP for 3 years but i had a lot go wrong with it, i had less problems with 98SE. But i must add, everyone has there opinion, every one has there choice on which windows they prefer.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:58 PM

Izzy: You think you have problems? I've got a Compaq :thumbsup:

Hang in there. Post your issues/problems in the forums and the good folks here at BC will get you back on the road again. I'm living proof that they can fix anything :flowers:
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#6 Izzy

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 04:28 AM

I don't have problems, i'm not trying to be nasty or rude i was making a comment about windows XP, not everyone like XP. I only have it because my pc it came with it. I gave it a go.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:14 PM

Yes, Izzy I recognize your valuable observation for what it is.
I happen to agree for the most part.
win98 is solid.
I wouldn't want it to run the airlines.
I never intend to run the airlines.

It's small, about half the size of winXP
It's fast.
It's predictable.
It isn't particularily limited

Xp has more software written for it available.

Xp pro on a home user needs a serious weight-reduction program.
Services need to be modified.
More care must be exercised in most everything you do,
to avoid traps of an inexplicable nature.
(well, most are explained by the fact it was made to be able to run an airline)

Increasingly annoying are the endless updates.

Basically, win98 using software improved over the years that winXP
has dominated things, and a few innovations
(perhaps involving work arounds to a few things XP offers that it doesn't)
provides plenty of satisfaction.

Out of the box on a older laptop its IDEAL.

The fact that Microsoft only "supports" it & ME
for a forseeable time
doesn't trouble me in the least bit.

So what?

Use a firewall & anti-virus program.
Surf & download sanely.
Use modestly powerful hardware and enjoy the best of all worlds.
IMHO.

Then there are LINUX based systems.
Probably superior to all the windows in the long run. :thumbsup:
If I'd put half the time into it as I already have tryin' to figure
out windows.....

problem being the users of computers vary a lot in their daily habits.
and what they occasionally want to do with their computers.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 02:41 PM

Someone agrees that 98 was more solid to XP.

Yes a point is well you can still use if you want but no support availble anymore
and we must move on hope microsoft bring out a new windows soon, its 2005 XP released 2002, we need new windows, (not the media edition)
most programs made toay won't run on 98 either which makes 98 limited now.

i reckon to get the most out of XP i/you need to know how it works, runs, what it likes, what it don't like, know what it needs and doesn't need, for people who are not computer smart or understand them should realy (this includes me) stick to just using what i/you understand like office and just use internet and other programs for we need, and we shouldn't get any trouble. (well not every understands how office works either. Just leave the tech side alone. If somethink happens ask for help (like i have with HiJackThis, which have really halpped me get my PC running a bit faster now. With all the rubbish that was on here from the internet. I've got Windows XP Firewall (What Does It Stop?
Norton 2005 (I know its not the best. people have (i know some of this doesn't relate to XP)
virus programs to stop them they update them but you still get viruses.
Don't this is the last comment on Windows XP the last part is a little bit on virus programs. Not trying to be nasty or mean or put down companies that make these, i know they do stop a lot or most but just not all, well it's not really there folt as new viruses spread every day of every hoy probally every minute.
Yes i ypdate regulary.
(I Might sound like a nagger or a complainer but i'm not trying to be. I Know it sounds like it.
This subject will have no more comments from me but you can have your say though which i will read. That's it at this full stop.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:09 PM

i reckon it's not good, as it crashes, freezes, all sorts of things. .....

Just out of curiosity, how much ram are you running.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:18 PM

512mb ram is in my pc, i can double it to 1024mb ram if i wanted.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:31 PM

XP seems to have doubled the number of anti-malware programs now available.
System utilities have proliferated.
Slueths & tinkerers have had a field day.
Look at that... the icons dance! :thumbsup:
or more like it... computer in xyz country visits these sites & buys this.
oh, boy... nasty stuff here. All in history.
log reports! 1 in 87,453 shows something didn't load right.

Backdoors outnumber the front ones, I think (well, not really)

Hey, if ya' have everybody in the family (the dog, cat & parrot included) logon with their own special (polly wanna cracker) PASSWORD, the XP pro is for you!
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 03:34 PM

What is the difference between Windows XP Home & Windows XP Pro?
My NEighbour has XP Pro and i do not see any diferrence appart from the load up screen says Professional and mine just has Windows. Oh maybe some difference in options in control panel.

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Posted 13 January 2005 - 08:50 PM

User groups I think differ.
Some services perhaps.
I think perhaps some ways the files can be "secured"
Good question.
I only have a part of an answers, though.
I run only winXP pro.

Perhaps we can share notes?
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 09:09 PM

IMO home was just a way for M$ to make more money by people upgrading to Pro. Here is a site that explains the differences.
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 10:27 PM

Thank you, Ronbo, reading that helped clarify the differences. :flowers:

Studying it in light of the performance & updates of the last couple years
might still occupy my time (more than I particularly like) to some degree...
further before I'd claim full understanding of what winXP does, though. :thumbsup:
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