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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 3:43:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I've got three computers with Win2K Pro on them. They work find but the
booting is very slow. It seems the OS is huge and cumbersome. I have an XP
laptop which boots in no time.

My Dell workstation is 4 years old. When I bought it, it was state of the
art.. I want to buy a new one, state of the art. I checked with DELL. They
do not offer Win2K as an operating system anymore. Only XP. One has to buy
it separately from them, I guess. It is $299.00. Thus I have to either order
a PC with XP and then load the Win2K on it or call them and see if they
would do it for me. I have the following questions, since I am not very
knowledgeable in this.

(1) Is Win2K still supported by Microsoft?

(2) Is it more reliable OS as compared to XP? I would guess it is more
secure since not too many users are out there and perhaps not too many
hackers would be familiar with its internals.

(3) What is the future of Win2K? I mean 4 years from now. Would it still be
around?

(4) If I buy a CD with Win2K from Dell would it have all the security
patches and current updates? How about SP2 and others? I remember I had to
reformat my hard disks three or four times over the past 4 years and every
time on my three computers because of viruses and other disasters and every
time I had to bring the OS up to date and it took days because the original
CDs were so old.

(5) Should I go for an XP instead? I want high security and reliability. Is
XP secure? I do go many places on Internet. I roam. I do not get into
controversial places but every time I check I have a few spies or viruses on
hard disks.

(6) Is it reasonable to have two operating system XP and Win2K on one
computer and boot them depending on circumstances? What would be the
advantage of such setup?

(7) I can afford 2 processors. I have never had two on any computer. I am
wondering if anyone has any experience with that? What advantage can it give
me? I do software development. Can I use the second processor
programmatically or it is beyond my control? If it is beyond my control,
will the operating system use it? Will it give me additional speed of
execution? I do have computation intensive tasks. I need superior speed.

(8) I am thinking about buying a PC with Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz with 1MB L2 Cash
and 800MHz FSB. Will it make a difference if I go for 3.4 GHz instead? In
terms of speed? I would mean additional $600.00 or so.

I would greatly appreciate any comments.

Thanks.

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Anonymous
December 4, 2004 3:43:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Answered in windowsnt.misc

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"alexV" <alexV7623@comcast.net> wrote in message
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| I've got three computers with Win2K Pro on them. They work find but the
| booting is very slow. It seems the OS is huge and cumbersome. I have an XP
| laptop which boots in no time.
|
| My Dell workstation is 4 years old. When I bought it, it was state of the
| art.. I want to buy a new one, state of the art. I checked with DELL. They
| do not offer Win2K as an operating system anymore. Only XP. One has to buy
| it separately from them, I guess. It is $299.00. Thus I have to either
order
| a PC with XP and then load the Win2K on it or call them and see if they
| would do it for me. I have the following questions, since I am not very
| knowledgeable in this.
|
| (1) Is Win2K still supported by Microsoft?
|
| (2) Is it more reliable OS as compared to XP? I would guess it is more
| secure since not too many users are out there and perhaps not too many
| hackers would be familiar with its internals.
|
| (3) What is the future of Win2K? I mean 4 years from now. Would it still
be
| around?
|
| (4) If I buy a CD with Win2K from Dell would it have all the security
| patches and current updates? How about SP2 and others? I remember I had to
| reformat my hard disks three or four times over the past 4 years and every
| time on my three computers because of viruses and other disasters and
every
| time I had to bring the OS up to date and it took days because the
original
| CDs were so old.
|
| (5) Should I go for an XP instead? I want high security and reliability.
Is
| XP secure? I do go many places on Internet. I roam. I do not get into
| controversial places but every time I check I have a few spies or viruses
on
| hard disks.
|
| (6) Is it reasonable to have two operating system XP and Win2K on one
| computer and boot them depending on circumstances? What would be the
| advantage of such setup?
|
| (7) I can afford 2 processors. I have never had two on any computer. I am
| wondering if anyone has any experience with that? What advantage can it
give
| me? I do software development. Can I use the second processor
| programmatically or it is beyond my control? If it is beyond my control,
| will the operating system use it? Will it give me additional speed of
| execution? I do have computation intensive tasks. I need superior speed.
|
| (8) I am thinking about buying a PC with Intel Xeon 3.0 GHz with 1MB L2
Cash
| and 800MHz FSB. Will it make a difference if I go for 3.4 GHz instead? In
| terms of speed? I would mean additional $600.00 or so.
|
| I would greatly appreciate any comments.
|
| Thanks.
|
|
|
|
|
!