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    Nothing wrong with going back a step. If I can, I'd switch back to winME on my system any day. Why? It's fast. I just might try win98 on her tonight. I am now in the market for another screen and my system is ultra small so I take it everywhere. Wonders of having an Espresso PC. I wonder why people never caught on to them.
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    As for installing 98, it's pretty much the same as installing XP. The only difference is that if you are going to reinstall 98 on a NTFS formatted drive, you have to run FDISK to wipe out the NTFS from the disk so that the older FAT32 can be installed.
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    I was just checking out WinXP Lite and it looks good! I will check out the Demo version of it this weekend, once I retain privs to use my internet (And car and etc) again (Parents are making me get my Eagle Scout done before they will let me do anything, damnit.. Basiclly, grounded!)
    Quote Originally Posted by shakes
    you have xp and you want to take a step back to 98? boy you just might be mentally ill.
    Yes, I want to go back to 98 because I have heard it loads faster. That IS the key with a car PC. My home machines will keep on pluggin with XP/Linux.
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    If I can, I'd switch back to winME on my system any day. Why? It's fast.
    You mean for your main PC? WinME was the worse thing that ever happened to my network. My dad got it on his Dell laptop, and hell broke loose, because you *know* who had to fix his problems.. Since he has WinXP Pro on it, he has very few issues
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    Maybe it's because WinXP/2k/NT is a true 32 bit operating system with a true HAL and a real memory management system. There is so much 16 bit code in Win98 / ME it makes me shudder when I have to even touch a system still running one of these garbage OSes. Granted it's a bit slower to boot namely because of the HAL, if I want stability I live with the extra 10-20 second wait. Ppl who are serious about carputing don't have time to run junk hand-me-down hardware aren't going to be running junk OSes either.

    And for the *nix crowd, this isn't a knock on that much more stable and efficient operating system. Linux and Unix derivatives may have a place in the carputer fold some day, but until there's strong support for a GPS app and better gui based dev tools that's just not going to materialize. Linux is my choice for servers, hands down. If i were looking for an OS to build a complete (although functionally limited) embedded carpc system on, it would be my choice as well.
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    Win2k does everything I want, and has WinNT stability. No crashing = good. Also, hibernate is my friend. You think 20 seconds is good? Try 10 or better.

    Simple economics says that the consumer versions of windows will never be as lean or as stable as the business ones. And they will continue to make them god-awfully friendly.

    I'd run a dos shell if it were practical for what I wanted to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phat_bastard
    Linux is my choice for servers, hands down.

    You got dead on. It's great for servers. As for daily use GUI OS, 98/ME has the flag and if you want something stable, you have 2k/2k3 or XP.
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    Linux is the only software I run on servers. I was trying some FreeBSD on one of my old servers (P2/Celly 400MHz) but the damned thing wouldn't install. I will give it a shot in the near future again, but I am very happy with Linux and I know my way around it 100%, so it works out well for me

    And for a desktop, my choice is Linux as well. My old P90 laptop runs it, my P2/Celly 400MHz runs it, my friends P3 500MHz laptop runs it, and one of my old TBird systems runs it. Oh, and my sisters iMac runs it. I use KDE on everything other then the P90, which has fluxbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SiGmA_X
    Oh, and my sisters iMac runs it.
    yeah ... waht's up with mac running a linux core now? gives me a whole new respect for them.

    i actually want one now ... too bad they're still $4 for a good one.

    now if they would stop marketing to the idiots of the idiots ... "i saved christmas!"
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    A true linux admin does not need a GUI interface I like KDE as well but I have been using Linux since kernel 1.2 recompiling the kernel for my ethernet card and sound card. Now, linux is trying the desktop market as well. So far, it's going pretty good.

    As for a mac running linux, it's amazing. I have a G3 running on OSX as well. Nice interface and the fact that there is a *nix shell is there is helpful if I have to go do things the hard way.
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    The iMac uses Linux because my sister (Its hers, not mine) liked my Linux GUI's better.

    Seraph, my servers do not have and GUI, of course, but my desktops.. Well, a smiple GUI makes it so much easier
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