Joined: Feb. 2002
||Posted: Mar. 27 2002,2:04 pm
|Quote (Gimpy @ Mar. 27 2002,01:07 am)|
|I think the fact that I've got so much junk on here isn't helping matters. I think I'm going to start from scratch.|
Minimization of variables really helps with trouble shooting.
|I went out today & picked up 2 new 40 gig. hard drives. I'd really appreciate some input from you folks on operating system. Right now I'm running Windoze98 SE. I've also got registered copies of Windoze98 & ME.(yup,what a bargain it was paying for ME). Any thoughts on Windoze 2000 or XP. If I'm going to do it, I'd really like to do it right. I haven't had any real problems with SE,other than the IE 6.0 thing, but if I'm building from the ground up, might just as well upgrade (if there is an upgrade) |
FWIW - I may be biased in my opinion... my experience with WinXP RC 1 was not a pleasant one... it didn't like my multi-boot system(Dos 6.22/Win98SE/Win2K/linux) and decided to wipe the drive... there are still issues with mulit-boot systems.
I prefer Win2KPro with Service Pack 2, IE 5.5 SP2, and Zone Alarm(set to prompt you each time IE tries to access the net).
Win2K is truly multi-tasking, works well on multi-boot systems, and is more stable than Win98SE.
I do not allow IE to check for updates, nor do I allow auto-downloading. It has been a very stable development system.
On my non-development system drive, installation of Media Player 7 caused some compatiblity problems.
A 1/1 via the trail around the hill?
Nah... that's too easy! Let's go up and over!
Why follow a trail when we can blaze our own?
We *make* mountains out of mole hills!