Windows 2000 Professional vs. Windows XP

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  1. Hardsheller

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    Which of the two Operating Systems is the best?

    Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro?

    I think my P4 running Windows XP Home Edition is not as quick as my P3 running Windows 2000 Pro. Am I right? Or am I imagining things?
     
  2. Iakobos

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    Personally, I prefer Win2K. I run it on my laptop, and we have XP on our desktop at home. I haven't noticed a dramatic performance difference, but I haven't been looking, either. I'm just more comfortable with the Win2K interface.

    Here's an interesting article on a comparison between the two: http://archive.infoworld.com/articles/tc/xml/01/10/29/011029tcwinxp.xml

    From the article:
     
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    i prefer win 2k pro
     
  4. LindaB

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    i skipped windows 2000 altogether and went to xp home from 98..love it. it is very customizable and i can remove features so it runs quicklyi run it on a p4 laptop, frequently using high memory programs like photoshop and flash, it runs very nicely
    i love the easy install new hardware, and the great free plugins
    theres my 3 cents!
    Linda
     
  5. Baptist Believer

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    I use a Mac at home, Windows 2000 at my workstation at the office and XP on other computers at the office.

    If I have to do "Windows", I prefer 2000 by a long shot. It seems faster and has fewer bugs than XP.

    Although Windows 2000 and XP are supposed to be very difficult to crash, they have both crashed on me numerous times under heavy processor loads (I do lots of graphic art and use Photoshop and layout software all the time).

    I have only crashed Mac OS X once in the 22 months I have been using it. It wasn't even under a load, I was only playing a CD. I think it crashed because I had not allowed the UNIX core to do some housekeeping work in the middle of the night for about 6 months straight and it finally slipped some gears. [​IMG]

    I've never lost data using Mac OS X -- not even the document I was editing. :D
     
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    Thanks to all who responded. You confirmed my thoughts. :D
     
  7. blush

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    I have 2k pro as well. I get the feeling that XP thinks I am stupid.
     

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