(dont mean to repeat myself - not sure which forum is best for this question)
Which OS is best for gaming? I could be a dying breed, but I am *still* of the belief that Win98 is the best gaming OS... has this changed? I noticed that Tom benches exclusively with XP... Are there speed differences between the two?
Why do you keep saying that? Since when is Unix even a consideration? What about support and all that. I don't know a thing about Unix, but wonder if your being serious, or just miss leading people. Mind educating me?
I think it depends on which games that you are playing.
Windows XP does have some advantages with some games, but that isn't always the case.
Speed and performance depending on the game can vary from OS to OS, and it isn't the OS that is causing this, but in many cases the drivers as well.
I still know people we use Windows 2000 because the games that they are running seem to run a little better under 2000.
Many in fact are still running Windows 98SE because they think it is the best.
Still others run Linux because the games that they want to play are able to be played with that OS.
I don't know that there is any easy way to answer the question. I use Windows XP now, for most of my gaming, but I do have a Windows 98SE system that I use as well. As a general rule, I try to stick with my XP box and when I load new titles, it is normally on that system.
Load up the os, and find out what you think of it. If it suxx, get another os, and try that one. My god, even if you had a 10gig hard disk, there's still enough room on there to make a partition where all you ever do is try out a new os every weekend. And you can even crack the games so they don't depend on registry entries; hence, you don't ever have to reinstall them every time you try out a new os.
Unix, FreeBSD, Linux, NT 5.1, Nt 5.0, msdos 7.2, msdos 7.0, msdos 7.1.
Allot also depends on your system. I have an AMD 2100+, 512 meg 333 DDR, 2 40 gig drives raided and a G4 ti4400 vid. I find that XP Pro is best for this box. My old system was an AMD 1000, 512 SDRAM, no raid and a G2 MX. I found I got better performance from 98SE
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