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haydn.borthwick

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i am at present on windows 98se and been offered XP can anyone tell me is it worth swapping over?.................. Datafile2.jpg .................Haydn


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Had XP for almost a year and love it.
Definately the most stable OS i've used (but then what do i know?)[:D]

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haydn.borthwick

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CHEERS PETER THAT WILL DO 4 ME.....HAYDN....



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esox.20

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Cant add any more to Peters post xp is the best I've used.

chill out go fishing

 

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I used win 95 for YEARS, ever since sp2 was released.

I've installed other OS's over time but always gone back
to 95 after short but troubled trials.

Not XP. I've had it installed on my laptop for a couple
of months now, and I'd never go back.



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esox.20

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Win 95 is probably the fastest and most stable of all win OS, unfortunatly it doesnt support the modern applications like usb's. Having tried 95, 98, Me and xp, xp has given me the least problems.

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XP for me mate dont think its very reliable and easy to use


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if you put windows XP in a new system you should have no problems wot so ever BUT
if you put windows XP in an old system you will have problems left right and centre
as for the most stable you will go a long way to beat windows 98
hope that helps

 

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I've used all Windows versions and I agree that XP is the most reliable, the system restore feature is a real bonus if things should go belly up.

Go for it [:)]

Aaaah .... soon be fishing !


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Just as a comparison of popularity between different operating systems, the following was taken from my site stats and shows the different types of OS's used by visitors

Operating System Count Percentage
Windows 98 - %66.64
Windows XP - %12.37
Windows 2000 - %6.85
Windows NT - %6.51
Windows 95 - %3.98
Unknown - %2.62
Macintosh - %0.91
Sun OS - %0.04
Linux - %0.04
HPUX - %0.02
Web TV - %0.01
Free BSD - %0.01
OS/2 - %0.01
Amiga - %0.01

Myself - I still prefer 98SE [:)]





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[:0] WOW! [:0]

Amiga!!

Good old workbench, oh how I miss it.
The Amiga had a fantastic operating system with
unparalleled multitasking and mutithreading, it
was only matched by windows when they released
Win2K!

*sigh*



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There was some damn good games on the Amiga too[:p]

Never mind your FIFA 2002, 2003 etc etc - best footy game ever was Sensible Soccer on the Amiga [:D][:D]

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Hi Haydn,
XP is very good but bare in mind the comments of Steve Wilson, make sure your systems modern enough to take it.

Its worth also remembering that Win 98 SE was and is still the most stable OS ever made to date. most problems with XP can be resolved with download patchs from MS should the need arise.

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Welcome to MaggotDrowning Smaggot

But i must correct you on the above post
quote:XP is very good but bare in mind the comments of Steve Wilson, make sure your systems modern enough to take it.

Never say that Steve Wilson (should read Victor Meldrew)is correct [;)][;)]

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Ran Win 95 for years.
New pc with Win 98 Tits up inside 20 weeks.
Result flatten and now running Win 2000 all fine to date

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Chances are it was straight win98, has to be second edition.

Win 98 SE 4.10.2222.A

Most of the financial houses in uk are still useing this, report came out from MS last week, stateing that 80% of the major finnance houses still havent gone to XP nor do they plan to in the near future.

God im sounding like a right boreing git now, some one shoot me.




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If I could find what I need to run my PC without using Windows in any way, shape or form, then I'd ditch it tomorrow. Roll on the increase in Linux compatible software. My bro. uses it as a parallel O/S & it makes XP look like a Playstation.

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Tell you what mike you arnt far wrong, Linnux is realy good, they have got a seriouse OS.
MS are certainly worried,[:0] another report issued last week stated that in the long run linnux costs more because of running implications,[xx(] Guess who paid for that little quote ya you got it MS.[:eek:)]
Linnux is brilliant if your brave enough to try and I havent been yet, your not going to be disapointed.[^]


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