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Windows 98 2nd Edition or 2000?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Varto, Jan 5, 2002.

  1. Rob Varto

    Rob Varto Supporting Actor

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    Overall, what is the more stable OS and recommended for operations like gaming and web surfing? Im running a PIII 600 with 256MB RAM. What do you all recommend?

    Oh, I also do some photo editing.
     
  2. Vasanth B

    Vasanth B Stunt Coordinator

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    ABSOLUTELY Win2000 is the superior OS. Better performance, stability and appearance. Now that Win2K and XP are out, there is no reason to use the inferior Win9x operating systems.
     
  3. Steve_Ch

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    W2K, comparing any Win 9x to W2K is like comparing different models of Yugo to a Mercedes 600. If you do multimedia stuff, you may want to consider XP, I have not use it myself, but it's supposed to use the same core code base as W2K.
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

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    Since you mention gaming I'm more inclined to suggest Win98SE. Some people game fine in 2K, but I've never had much luck with it.

    However if you want to actually *use* your computer rather than just play with it, 2K is far superior.
     
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    I dual boot XP-Pro and 98SE. I use 98SE only for gaming and XP for everything else. XP is definitely more stable than 98SE.
     
  6. Liam S

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    Dual boot and go with both. 2000 is awesome, but some games won't run in it even with the compatibility modes.
     
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    WinXP Pro is where it is at for me.

    You can get a full Pro version that is OEM for around $140 on most sites that are listed on pricewatch.com. You only have to buy a piece of hardware so grab a $4 serial mouse with it! Better than the $299 retail package, all the extra you get is the pretty box.
     
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    As noted above, 2k is much more stable, but is less capable when it comes to gaming. I'd strongly reccomend checking out XP. It'll run nicely with your resources and offers the best of both worlds. Any specific reasons XP isn't in consideration?

    T
     
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    I have had zero problems with Win2K and gaming. That is, with Civ3, Baldur's Gate, Might&Magic VIII, and a few others. That genre does not seem to be affected.

    Know zippo about how it deals with fast graphics etc.

    But the stability of 2000 wins out over 98SE for me. I'll get games that work on 2000...

    Mike
     
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