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    windows 2000.....xp

    Sorry, this sounds kinda like a ***** thread, but its not

    I just want to know why people use windows xp over 2000?

    Minus using lots of extra power and ram(something carputers need lots of) I see no major diffrence. Windows 2000 can do everything that xp can, and it is almost identical, as well as cheaper. So what is the draw to XP?
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    Availability.
    Familiarity.
    Beter plug-n-play support.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    XP is easier to tweak, it also has built in Wifi support and is easier to get Bluetooth to work.

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    all of the menu's and everything are in the same place. I havent seen anything on windows xp that wouldnt work just as good on windows 2000. I dont think I even had to do anything special to get it to be that way. I would imagine it is the exact same on either operating system. At least it has been for me. Am I jsut lucky?
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    I used to run Windows 2000 on my desktop. It was always crashing etc. Since using XP pro I've never had any problems.

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    Greater stability/support, never had a bsod with xp.
    Less reboots when installing new devices/updating drivers.

    Only grumble I have is my old scanner is not supported under xp, it is 10 years old though.

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    every computer with xp I have had, has grenaded itself due to spy ware, and I also have 3 sisters and 2 brothers all younger then me, and they like to click the things that say click me. So maybe that is why. But my own personal computer, windows 2000 installs last anywhere from 3 to 5 times longer. I dont do anything diffrent on any other computer.

    I used to have a 75 mhz server with 128mb ram and crappy video card running windows 2000. And you couldnt kill that thing if you wanted to. And I am sure it was much faster running 2000 then it could ever be with XP.

    I am just saying, on a 500mhz desktop, with a butt load of ram, windows xp is slow as anything, where on 2000 it is fast as anything.

    And the reason you never get the bsod on xp is because it automatically restarts the computer instead of crashing. So it just cuts out the whole waiting for you to do it part. Also, you can configure windows xp to show you the BSOD, and it happends alot more for me then any other install of windows ever.

    The software and stability are the exact same. XP is built on the exact same components. The support is identical. I couldnt name a diffrence between 2000 and xp, except how 2000 is less bubbley.

    and you dont have to restart everytime it tells you to. I have computers running 24 hours for months with 2000, without restarting, even with the initial install. XP I get some kind of error everytime it hybernates.
    So far the only thing you guys have said is its easier to get(just like all carputer components, practically tripping over parts everywhere I go.) that Wifi support and is easier to get Bluetooth to work.
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    parts___[++++++----] around 60%
    install___[-----------] -9,000%

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    Turn of the teletubby themes in xp to speed up things and lower ram usage.

    Xp is more stable than 2k - support for xp is (now) greater than for 2k, although this wasnt the case even a year or so back

    Xp is more secure than 2k, and importantly will be in support for longer.

    2k < Sp3 doesnt support LBA 48-bit so you could have problems with larger drives unless you have a 2k with sp4 disk.

    If your interested in why xp (pro of course) is better than 2k pro this should give you a heads up.

    Having said that although xp is better in a desktop enviroment, on a car pc, the low resource use is always a boon. If your happier with 2k, then go down that route. Just dont install ME, on anything - ever
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    Heh I find this very amusing. My XP box has almost as much uptime as my linux and openbsd boxen. I never had it so good with 2000. I ran 2000 for years with much headache, and I dreaded upgrading to xp because of listening to horror stories. Most of those came from people I found out later hadn't even ran XP and now praise it. I don't run a default XP install anymore haven't since the days of jdeboeck's XP in 185mb and esp since early nlite versions. I don't use av,firewall,or antispyware on my XP box and I've never yet had problems. (Of course that could be the fact that I've got squid+privoxy+squidguard running on the openbsd box.)

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    So far I see, system restore as a major plus, I always forget about that one, Boot and Execute from ROM, other then that, not too many plus's at all.

    I have tweaked around with windows xp way more then 2000. Jus changing from xp to 2000, I get at least 4 or 5 FPM increase on most graphics intensive games, not doom3 but like unreal tourny and quake 3 arena.
    Progress,.... that is what I keep forgetting ;)
    planning_[++++++++++]. 110%
    parts___[++++++----] around 60%
    install___[-----------] -9,000%

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