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XP vs. 2000


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Bullwinkle88

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Do most of you believe that Win. 2000 is a better OS - all things considered - than Win. XP?

I'm formatting a new C: drive and wondering whether a change in OS would be helpful.

I use this PC for my business as well as game playing.

Thanks.
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Neil Jones

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Windows 2000 is considered obsolete now, its two versions behind the current mainstream Windows, and Win2k Server is superseded by Windows Server 2003.

Realistically there's nothing major about Windows 2000 that isn't handled a lot better in Windows XP Professional. From a security viewpoint, all new security updates cease in 2010 for Win2k. It will be 2017 at the earliest before they stop for Vista, and most likely 2012 with XP Service Pack 3.

I would stick with XP. The only real benefits of Windows 2000 is that it is more stable than XP, but XP is pretty stable on its own and only falls over through factors not of its own making. Even Microsoft are recommending all Win2k users move to Vista.
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