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Generator
11-02-2001, 12:44 AM
Hey I just got window's XP home edition. I thought I would just buy the cheap upgrade version to see how I like it. So far it's the shiznit. I had alittle trouble upgrading though. The version of norton antivirus I had on my comp wasn't compatible with XP. The whole install took me about an hour, I think tomorrow Ill buy the professional version and put it on my new comp. It's way better than the crap I had on it before WinME:( XP = good, I like it. Do any of you other guys have it?

*Michelle*
11-02-2001, 12:51 AM
I HAVE WINDOWS ME!!! Don't insult it :( ... It's not really THAT bad, you know...

Hey read XP sideways and you can see a dead person's face! I don't know why but I just have an eye for that sort of thing... :D
Guess I like Kaomoji too much ^.^

Thantos
11-02-2001, 12:52 AM
I was thinking about getting it, but the whole idea of having to sent Microsoft a code that is generated depending on my hardware is putting me off a little.
That and I don't want to pay 200+ dollars for a microsoft product. Hell paying more then 50 cents is almost too much :)

*Michelle*
11-02-2001, 12:54 AM
Is it really that much better?? :o
I mean, if it is like switching from IE 5.5 to IE 6.0, then no way, it isn't worth it...

mfc2themax
11-02-2001, 01:26 AM
> HAVE WINDOWS ME!!! Don't insult it <

WinME is the most horrid operating sytem ever....

*Michelle*
11-02-2001, 01:28 AM
:mad:

but why?? What's wrong with it?? I mean, they all look the same to me and works the same... Well,maybe I am not exactly an expert, but I really don't see what's wrong with it...

mfc2themax
11-02-2001, 01:29 AM
it crashes every 10 minutes, there hasnt been a single day where my WinME system hasnt locked up at least 5 times....

*Michelle*
11-02-2001, 01:30 AM
Mine doesn't! I'll bet you have downloaded a ton of games and that sort of thing, heh? I rarely download any software, so it works just fine!

mfc2themax
11-02-2001, 01:32 AM
>I'll bet you have downloaded a ton of games and that sort of thing, heh? I rarely download any software, so it works just fine!<

Then whats the whole point of having a computer?!?!?

*Michelle*
11-02-2001, 01:34 AM
But you see, installing so many software will make programs crash on each other. It will really mess up the computer. I once download this game and it killed my USB port just like that, and I had to get a replacement for it! It was terrible... It isn't exactly the operation system's fault you know...

biterman
11-02-2001, 02:27 AM
Im pretty sure that all the people with other OS's (Mac, Linux, BeOS, etc..) install there asses off in their computers and never have any problems.

That says two things to me.

1. Windows is a pile of bugs.
2. Software companies put out their products before they should, so they're a pile of bugs as well.

You add that up and you get the average Windows system.

Just my 2 cents,
biterman.

jasrajva
11-02-2001, 07:31 AM
hi michelle
>>>>>>>>>>>>>
installing so many software will make programs crash on each other. It will really mess up the computer. I once download this game and it killed my USB port just like that, and I had to get a replacement for it! It was terrible... It isn't exactly the operation system's fault you know...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
INSTALLING SOFTWARE CAUSES YOUR OS TO CRASH AND YET YOU LIKE IT???????

who told you it isnt the os's fault

if it runs in'protected' mode it should be able to protect programs from dashing their registers into each other

i once crashed kernel.dll from a command line program in win98

now mayb my pointers went haywire but it shouldnt crash the os

linux merely core dumped it

so it is definitely the OS makers fault if it crashes
guys you pay for your os's so you should get something worth it rite?

btw we in india rarely do(pay for sofware ie) for home use
dont tell this to the micro guys or they sue me

rick barclay
11-02-2001, 07:36 AM
Generator, old buddy, I hate to say it, but I think you just
threw your money away on a ****znit program. You should
have gone with XP Pro or nothing. The difference, despite
MS's claims are huge. XP Family is a Millenium driver upgrade.
XP Pro is a Win 2k Pro upgrade. Big difference. Networking
protocols and firewall is much stronger in XP Pro.

rick barclay

gamegod3001
11-02-2001, 07:40 AM
I tried to use BEOS, but it did not work. Linux I have heard of crashes in witch it never works.

Second, I still have yet to get windowns 98 to crash all the time. Maybe I should network it.

Generator
11-02-2001, 07:55 AM
>>Generator, old buddy, I hate to say it, but I think you just
threw your money away on a ****znit program. You should
have gone with XP Pro or nothing. <<

I wanted to see how XP worked and if it's any good. Im going to buy the full version of win XP Pro today I think, and put it on my new computer. Even with the home "upgrade" version, my boot time is half on my old POS computer, and compared to how my old comp was running with WinMe :( It totally optimised the system. It was great. LOL I don't think I threw too much money away cause I was upgrading my old comp anyways, but I can just hear bill....

Muahahahahahahahha...Muahahahahahahahaha Liscensing to the system and not the user, it's so EEEVVVIIILLL, I rock, that's why they say "Bill Rulz" I need more money im going to try to patent the 1 and 0 while Im waiting for Generator to go buy another copy of my OS. BILL RULES!!!:D

Generator
11-02-2001, 07:57 AM
By the way Troll_King, if your checking this thread out, my DVD player made it through the install:p

Nick
11-02-2001, 11:21 AM
If only I had a more powerful machine I could windows XP for $15
with student discounts.

mix0matt
11-02-2001, 11:48 AM
xp pro seems to be decent. no only is it fast as .........., but also seems to be pretty stable for microsoft. 3weeks with no reboot. i had to reboot 98se AT LEAST weekly...

my linux box has been rebooted once since the install (2months), and it's never become unstable....

oh yeah,
RedHat 7.2 retail distro--40 bucks after rebate. (download it free)
complete with all the development tools i would ever need
XP pro-- 200 bucks....(free if you choose to break the law)
crisp visually and the fastest graphical enviroment i've ever seen. I've never used BeOS though. it's supposed to be fassst...

gamegod: <Linux I have heard of crashes in witch it never works.>
what do you mean by this? witches? where? 90 percent of all the cr*p you hear about linux is due to some chump who doesn't know what he's talkin' about. There's nothing more admirable than someone who tries something new and quits after the first attempt...then, they proceed to trash it because they couldn't figure it out..."man, it never worked right. Linux sucks". i love hearing stuff like that..:) gamegod, you should give it a shot for yourself. It's really not so difficult to read about it, or to ask someone for help...you might even learn something about how computers work. Microsoft seems to think people don't need to know that... hence the piece named ME

Generator
11-02-2001, 12:52 PM
>>Was it 2.5 years old?<<

Nope sorry, I didn't know DVD players (For a comp) were available 2.5 years ago. It must have cost a small fortune... Have you tried the compatability test yet?

Now that I have WinXP I need a designer set of comp hardware. Like a metallic silver keyboard, and monitor, and tower case. That would kick ass. Most of them are in grey, black or whiteish. Unless you buy a mac or one of those alien ware PCs. I have this incredable urge to spend as much money as possible on totally useless stuff.

I think Im going to buy a new guitar...

Generator
11-02-2001, 01:58 PM
It's great if only I could change my title I would put "WinXP is the best"

Jock
11-02-2001, 04:41 PM
Whats XP like? IS it stable? does it do all the things we wanted from 95? (bet it doesn't!)

I saw a few screenshots of XP last week. I have to say, i dont like the fact that my OS now look slike a big blue n green cartoon! I still run 95 on my main machine (98 on my other, and RH on my server) because i dont like my OS to....

1. Animate. I dont want to wait for menus to "slide" onto my screen... i want it there instantly!
2. Make studpid, seccond rate sound affects every time i do something..
3. install things i specifically told it not to. For example. when setting up 9x it always installs msn, and other isp's. Even if you tell it not to. Grrrrr.

Anyway, back to the point. How do you find it? Is it really worth the downgrade?

Generator
11-02-2001, 06:00 PM
>>1. Animate. I dont want to wait for menus to "slide" onto my screen... i want it there instantly!
2. Make studpid, seccond rate sound affects every time i do something..
3. install things i specifically told it not to. For example. when setting up 9x it always installs msn, and other isp's. Even if you tell it not to. Grrrrr.

Anyway, back to the point. How do you find it? Is it really worth the downgrade?

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1. If you have a good computer you won't have to wait for menu's to "slide" I haven't had to worry about graphics on my computer ever since I traded in my 386mhz comp for a real one.

2. It is possible to turn off second rate sound affects.

3. It's didn't install other ISP's on my comp, it installed MSN but who cares it's not a memory hog and if you want to get rid of it go for it.

I like XP it's pretty stable, I haven't rebooted my PC since yesterday, I find everything is way freakin' faster. It supports all of my hardware, connecting to my ISP was freakin' easy I didn't have to do sh** it just detected the connection and made things happen. And I like the interface. Great Graphical display, I currently use the Silver setting, my OS is stylin' It's good buy it.

oskilian
11-02-2001, 08:15 PM
I like windows 1.01 to 2000, but no ME nor XP, I just hate that MS took away windows' full DOS support! and Win2K is far too good, and I don't care if it doesn't have DOS support, anyway, I have Win98 SE and Win2K at the same time

Oskilian

dirkduck
11-02-2001, 10:24 PM
winME==legal bug ;),
gamegod - linux works fine for me! Never crashed once for me...I tried BeOS once but it didnt support my GeForce2 MX..so i got rid of it. Seemed like it would be good though

Cheeze-It
11-02-2001, 10:38 PM
What's the difference between Home edition and
Pro edition?

Scourfish
11-02-2001, 10:43 PM
Originally posted by Generator
I thought I would just buy the cheap upgrade version to see how I like it.

Buy the OS. Isn't that a little unorthodox?

Scourfish
11-02-2001, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by oskilian
I Win2K is far too good, and I don't care if it doesn't have DOS support, anyway, I have Win98 SE and Win2K at the same time

Oskilian

Dude, windows XP is NT based, just like 2k, plus it has backward compatibility modes for previous versions (except I still cannot get the friggin PC port of Sonic CD to work on it!). W2k sucks when it comes to gfx, especially when the current NT version of DirectX doesn't support RDX or direct show.

If you're looking for a simple way to run dos games, crack out a boot disk for one of your older games that has the DOS kernel on it and use that.

-KEN-
11-03-2001, 12:30 PM
My DVD player WAS 2.5 years old (about) and WinXP keeps b*tching about getting a DVD decoder upgrade...I've never played DVDs on it before in my life, so I really don't care...

Generator
11-03-2001, 09:40 PM
Ya I started to buy dvd for my comp, i have a huge monitor 19'' it's massive it's bigger than the TV i have in my room. I downloaded a new dvd decoder for my comp from what XP suggested and it's way better then the shi* I was using before...