How is Windows Server 2000 as a Work Station.

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  1. MadEmperor

    MadEmperor meh OT Supporter

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    I've used 2000 in the past and I like it, but I'd like something new. I don't like XP. My windows Server 2003 Evalucation ended 5 months early when I had to replace a broken laptop fan (and disconnected the mobo battery)

    How does 2k compare to Server 2k for a workstation?
    Please don't reply unless you have used Server 2k.
     
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    Why do you like Win2k so much? The look or the actual functionality?
     
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    I have done it..... back before WinXP. It worked fine. Takes a shitton longer to boot if you actually run the server services. Why would you do this?
     
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    Yeah... don't see the point.
     
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    The only appeal I see to using WS2000 instead of Win2000 is that WS2000 supports Remote Desktop. That said, XP has been out for five years now; buck up and buy an OEM copy. Computers nowadays are fast enough that you won't notice any increase in speed from using the older OS.
     
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    Its fine.
     
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    I already have a copy of 2000 and XP Pro
    I just find that XP isn't as stable as 2k, and was never designed for a work environment.

    I like 2000, but after about 10 years I'd like a change. I've heard nothing but bad things about Vista.

    2003 Server is amazingly nice, but I can't really afford hundreds of dollars on a OS. And I always screw up the Eval versions (accidently change the clock or have to unplug the bios battery)
     
  8. JayC71

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    You do realize that businesses around the world use XP with no issues, right? It's actually got much greater functionality in a work environment than Win2K.
     
  9. Peyomp

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    It is not as stable, however.
     
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    We use xp on 1000+ computers without any problems. I don't know how much more stability you want. Most are on 24/7 only restarted for updates and we never really have any problems.
     
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    I disagree. Win2k was stable... But I find XP to be equally stable.
     
  12. Peyomp

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    XP froze on me all the time. Its only as stable as its shittiest driver. Thank god I moved back to *nix full time.

    :big grin:
     
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    *nix drivers are hit-or-miss. I have had some bad experiences with them.
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Bullshit. I have workstations that run at full load for days on end and they never crash.

    It's not the OS, it's the applications.
     
  15. Peyomp

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    It IS the OS if the applications crash it.
     
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    I used to sackride W2K for the longest time - at least until SP1 came out for XP. But XP is much better all round and since it's built on W2K, it's kind of ridiculous to say it's not as stable. Just wish they'd release SP3 already!
     
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    why do you want SP3? SP2 seems to be doing very well for me... I mean the only benefit I see is a update-rollup to reduce the number of downloads and simplify the process to "update" a fresh install.
     
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    Technically, XP's kernel is a complete rewrite to meet the same specs. As such, it's pretty much guaranteed to not work exactly the same, but frankly, my testing on older computers convinces me that XP's kernel is more efficient -- regardless of however many extra features are piled on top of it.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Yup - that's the only reason.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I just found SP4 would take a ridiculous amount of time to load and I actually like IE7 over IE6.
     
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    I dig SP7. Ooooh yeah. 7, baby. BIG 7!
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    Or you can buy a whole new OS for a hundred bucks every year and a half...:hsugh:
     
  23. Peyomp

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    Don't pretend we buy software. Its lame.
     
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    You...you don't...(gasp)...pirate Mac OS! You wouldn't steal from your beloved Apple! No! It can't be!
     
  25. Peyomp

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    Like you pay for windows...

    The nice thing about Apple is they don't do dickish things to stop you from installing your friend's DVD of the latest release.
     

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