To XP or not XP, that is the question...

Jonathan Burk

Second Unit
Joined
May 31, 1999
Messages
458
Location
Castaic, CA
Real Name
Jonathan Burk
I've got an
  • AMD TB 1.0Ghz,
  • 256mb RAM,
  • 60gig HD,
  • 16mb Voodoo 3 3000.
  • Windows 98 SE
I use it mostly for:
  • Email (Outlook Express)
  • Websurfing (IE 5)
  • Starcraft
  • Counterstrike
  • Office 2000 stuff
  • CD Burning (Nero 5.5)
  • Digital photos, and maintaining a personal website (Front Page)
  • dabble in Visual Basic 6 programming
  • dabble in MIDI, audio editing and sound design (Sound Forge, Reason, Acid mostly)
I don't have any problems with stability or speed. In fact, I'm really happy with my system right now. So why would I want to upgrade? I'm happy with Nero and the Digital Photo software I have, as well as Razorlame and Winamp for MP3's, so I don't care about that being built into the OS.
And I don't like the registration code thing.
 

Kelley_B

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2001
Messages
2,324
The stability increase alone is worth the upgrade price, everything else is just icing.
 

Craig Chatterton

Stunt Coordinator
Joined
Apr 18, 1999
Messages
148
I agree about the Product Activation. It's the single reason why I didn't upgrade to XP. Check out this article: http://www.computerbits.com/archive/...taedt0110.html
Instead I went to Windows 2000. Excellent Stability, and compatible with 95% of Windows 98 programs. I haven't run into an application yet I couldn't run. And if you have Windows 98, you can a Win2000 upgrade disc for about $100.
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