2000 Pro or XP Pro

SPeedY_B

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Well why are you having a hard time deciding? What's stopping you buying one from the other?
 

NetRyder

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As Bley mentioned, it has a lot to do with your machine specs. If you have one that's capable of running XP, I'd say go for it by all means. It's an improvement over Win2k in a lot of ways.
 

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If you're intending to play games and stuff, go for XP. 2k doesn't support games very well.
 

silis

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2k pro is for business applications. xp pro is for games. xp home is for pansies. Also, xp is the only current end user MS OS that supports hyperthreading.

If your CPU HAS HT... then get xp pro, regardless what you want to use it for (only in your house, xp pro sucks in the business market - it will bring your sever to its knees.)

If you plan on doing a lot of business type applications AND you don't have HT, then get 2k pro.

Benchmarks show that 2k pro is faster than XP pro (minus HT) for business application.
I guess if you turn off all the crap included with XP, it is most likely faster in for business application.
 

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ming said:
If you're intending to play games and stuff, go for XP. 2k doesn't support games very well.
Have you ever tried, i run 2kpro myself, and i have never had an issue with game play, as far as xp is, is just 2k with a lot of fluff. people have their opinions, and i have both os's on multiple pc's. xp is just more user friendly then 2k is. gaming is fine on either of em. and xp is a clock cycle hog
 

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Windows 2000: NT 5
Windows XP: NT 5.1

Make up your mind :p.

I would personally use 2k, lot less fluff, one of the best OS's MS has ever made, and it will stay that until MS stops making the OS's bigger./
 

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Got the big picture now! I'll choose XP Pro because it supports Hyper Threading and the hardware in my new system will be the latest tech available. Thanks for offering the distinctions between the two OS's.:)
 

ming

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toretto said:
Have you ever tried, i run 2kpro myself, and i have never had an issue with game play, as far as xp is, is just 2k with a lot of fluff. people have their opinions, and i have both os's on multiple pc's. xp is just more user friendly then 2k is. gaming is fine on either of em. and xp is a clock cycle hog
Yes I have tried before I bought XP Pro. Most probably the manufacturer's of the latest games have finally modified some of it's code to support 2k, but when I had it, some games didn't even respond when I tried running them.
 

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XP is a minor upgrade of the code from 2k, mostly added the support from the 9x to NT. As Lee said XP is most likely going to have the longer service life then 2k. XP still has better support for games then 2k though 2k support as improved
 
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I use XP and 2000 all day (both), and I'm voting XP Pro is the absolute best for everything. And yes, that statement was lame. XP Home is a great OS (I wouldnt have it cause i network within a domain).
 

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