Win2000 MS support question


Overclocked Like A Mother
Officially, MS says that they will support Windows2000 until 2010, but regular support for Windows2000 ends this Friday,

What is the diffence between "official" Windows Support and "actual" Windows Support?

With two machines in my home still on Win2000Pro, MS security patches for me is a concern. Should I purchase WinXp for these machines now, or should I feel comfortable with Win2000Pro until 2010?


Electronic Punk

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Serious security flaws will of course be fixed, it just means absolutely no new features and support for new technology.

2010? I am sure there will be something to tempt you away before then... but then I think people still use Windows 95? :eek:


Overclocked Like A Mother
Even though these machines are online a lot, there is really no reason to move onto XP as they have no real big jobs to do. I would do it if I got Xp at the great prices that some people get it for on this site (Students, etc..). I, unfortunately, have to pay full price for XP, therefore it is not justified for these two PIII733's.


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