What Is Your View On XP?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SkazzyUK, May 4, 2003.

  1. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Hiya,

    Was just wondering to myself, XP seems to be presently the latest o/s still, all companys selling pc's offer xp as a standard now wheter it be home or pro.

    Is XP still a new thing to you or you starting to get bored of it? maybe it needs a new look or something.

    I just got this idea from looking at my site stats and like 228 of my 380 odd hits being XP and like 40 being win 98 :rolleyes:

    So does XP still have the same appeal to youm

    I remember when it was first released I wouldn't touch it, I thought 98 was still the best, but now nothing compares in my eyes, but I really can't wait till the next home user / office user o/s gets released!

    Skazz
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I dont really have an opinion of it, as long as my computer does what I want it to (which can be acheived with 98) I'm happy, XP just happens to be newer and doesn't crash as much as 98.
    If it had never been released I'd still be happily using Windows2000 :)
     
  3. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Fair enough opinion, speedy

    Skazz
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I really like the stability of XP as compared to the 9x OS's and it does everything I want it to do. So in that way, like SpeedY, I'm completely satisfied with it. Awesome job by Microsoft. :)

    But I always like to try out new stuff, so I'll vote for the last option. :p
     
  5. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    agree with u ;)
     
  6. Nick M

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    I like it better then 95, 98, and ME. Those constantly gave me BSODs and couldn't work more then 5 hours without freezing. No, actually. My old machine froze every few hours.

    Then I purchased my current rig and installed Windows 2000 Pro on it. Worked nicely, but did not run some of my old and favourite games.

    Installed XP Pro some time after. I suppose it's a wee bit more stable then 2000 Pro, that used to give me boot up problems because of driver conflict...

    XP is nice. Stable, runs most everything I want for it to run, and does what it's supposed to do. However, it's downright boring. After all these versions of windows, there has been no ' redefined " interface. No new way of doing stuff, same ole folders, same old taskbar, you get the drift. Not that I'm complaining about how it works, it's just a bit..old. Nothing else about Windows to learn.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yeah, nothing is majorly new in windows since Win3.11, all the "new" features are just enhancements of their older counterparts.
    The same goes for Mac OS, X is just nicer, as is XP over 9x.
    And KDE, and Gnome, and WM .. all of these people just set there mind on their creations and improve upon them, instead of giving brand new features etc.

    Would you rather have something thats stable though, or something that looks different and works differently?
     
  8. Kr0m

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    Hated XP, I put win95 back on.


















    jk! (plus my sig gives me away :rolleyes: )
     
  9. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Lol Kr0m u scared me for a sec....

    XP daunted me at first mainly because I wos told it was really unstable and doesn't run any games, I was like ok then I wont go there, aynway i went and got it and here I am like a year later lol :p

    When you look at a simple program such as calulator or paint, even these have hardly been touched since 95, they haven't even been re-skinned ffs :(:(

    Comon Microsoft, could do a better job there! it would take em 10 mins to spice them up :p

    Skazz
     
  10. Nick M

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    Really good question. I'm not too sure, the " windows " concept of how a computer OS operates is embedded into me, ever since Windows 3.1. So I can not quite imagine how something else would work completely different as opposed to the windows inferface ( other then a text based OS )
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    They don't need it tho, as it stands the calculator does what it says on the tin .. it calculates, there's no need to change any aspect of it.

    As for paint, its a very simple program because most people just use it for screenshots et al
    If Microsoft made it into a fully featured graphics application, then they'd piss off companies like adobe and macromedia, who they don't want to annoy, or ever lose support from.
     
  12. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well I really love the stability of XP, I always had to fight with 98 and 95 to keep it from crashing. But there are things about XP that get on my nerves. Like the networking features. I am always have problems with my home network, mainly the file and drive sharing between my 2 pc's, as we speak I can't share files across my network. No idea why, and I can't change the sharing properties of my network folders all of a sudden. Aggravating! But I still like XP better than any other OS I have used before.
     
  13. Glaanieboy

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    I would have never bought XP, since I was happy with Windows 98. But Microsoft was kind enough to give me a copy of Windows XP Home Edition (full version, no trial or sump) and now I am using that. At first, I was surprised in how beautiful it looks, but it was slow to me. Upgrading from 128 to 256 MB RAM did the trick for me.
    Today, I am happy with it and I notice you can do more stuff simultaniously without getting (much) slower, like Windows 98.
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I am quite pleased with XP, its nice, stable, and gives me more ability to customise it to my liking. If tcpa and palladium go ahead though I dont think I am I going to get Longhorn.

    plannin on getting a new HDD soon, then I am going to try using FreeBSD as a desktop system
     
  15. theone1

    theone1 Guest

    same here:p
     
  16. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    its better than the 9x's but still its geting on my nerves................argh go to hell micrsoft.











    oh and if bill gate is viewing this i want to say hi and maybe we can collaborate. ok? cool!!!!!
     
  17. NetRyder

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    Any particular reasons? ;)
     
  18. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    I have had XP Home for a year and 3 months - have never seen a BSOD (knock on wood) and have not had to reformat/reinstall/repair.

    However I am not a gamer and do not consider myself a power user.

    I think the biggest thing for me was I went from 128 in Win 98 to 512 MB RAM in XP - so it may not be the OS at all that's made the biggest difference for me!

    But yes I am happy with XP - and my now over a year old "new computer"!:happy:
     
  19. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    I'm satisfied with XP. Like all fine things in life (i.e., caviar) you must develope a taste for it. I can't wait till I can run it with an Intel Prescott!:D
     
  20. Nick M

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    Black caviar...or the nice, protien rich bugs in your sig? :p