WinXP Released

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    WinXP Released

    It gets released to the public today. I would get it but I'm too scared that it won't work with my hardware. Well I'll get a new computer in 2003! Should be able to get WinXP or even the next OS by than.

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    i thought you had an msdn subscription in which case its been available since sept 24th
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    I got my hands on it about a week ago. it's running on a PII 350 with 192mb or RAM. I not even a huge microsoft fan, but i'm willing to try anything. I must say that i love it. It boots extremely fast (compared to 98se), it's stable (so far i haven't rebooted), it's extremely appealing visually, and the interfaces are intuitive. I give a big thumbs up for XP.
    THIS IS NOT JUST A CHRONICLING OF THINGS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST BUT OUR RISE TO POWER.

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    i thought you had an msdn subscription in which case its been available since sept 24th
    No I don't have MSDN universal. Don't need it yet.

    I only want WinXP for the built in DVD player. I have Win2k with the .NET framework installed. My system is a 1.4Ghz AMD with 317 MB Ram, which makes it reasonably fast. I don't know if my DVD drive would survive the cross over. Also I fear product activation!

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    >I would get it but I'm too scared that it won't work with my hardware.

    it doesn't work with half of mine...damn it.

    >I only want WinXP for the built in DVD player.

    you can get a million software DVD players for free

    search for them here...

    http://www.downloads.com

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    i think everyone fears product activation especially those people who change a lot of their computer hardware every six months as then it might not reactivate on that product code and then they have to ring up MS. Office XP also has to be activated as well (think it was activate within 50 times or it locks up)...

    Whistler advanced server also has to be activated - but it was a painless process and i didnt need to input any of my details. The only details i have had to input is that i am based in the UK for office xp.

    btw when you finally do get your msdn sub you will love it - it sounds expensive straight off but you get so much product most before it is released in the shops. i pay about 1300 a year for mine as it is a repeat sub and if i went to buy just exchange 2000 enterprise edition in the shops it would cost me almost that amount by itself.
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    Send me some software will ya?

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    Do not meddle in the ways of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup

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    I agree with mix_o_mat. It's nice. Very fast, even with all the
    garbage I have installed on this computer. Do your own
    downloading leech_king .

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    I would re-install win2k to fix my problems, but I don't have the CD-KEY!

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    I've had XP for over a month now...and i LOVE it. sooo fast and efficient.....*drool*...so much better than Win95...
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    I just got back from the launch in New York, it was awesome. I'm getting my copy from some people that i know at MS, as much as i hate ms.... i have to admit, this is just cool.
    mfc2themax-Creator of all that is.

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    I haven't got it on my computer, but I just hate the way it looks (visually), it looks like Windows for Children

    But I still wanna try it, do ya know how much it costs?

    Oskilian

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    The cost of a new computer. It's not very upgradeable.

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