[thechat] winXP vs. win2000 (was RE: networking fun and a stupid question)

Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns skaiser1 at skdesigns.com
Mon Mar 11 21:04:01 CST 2002

At 01:23 AM 3/10/2002, Jeff typed:
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> > From: Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns
> >
> > > yes, if there were all win2k you could do that using
> > > its built-in dial-up sharing feature.
> >
> > Well, I could upgrade the Win98se computer, too..... I
> > don't mind doing that if that's a good thing to do, too.
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>i wouldn't do it for the dial-up sharing feature (can't vouch for how
>good/bad it is), but i'd definitely do it purely for the stability
>improvements of win2k over win9x.

Thanks again for all the thoughts and advice about the USB connector,
getting a router, etc. I'm back to working on this again.

Now I'm wondering about upgrading to Win2000 vs. WinXP for my 3rd computer
that currently has Win98se. I thought I'd go ahead and upgrade and I'm
wondering if I ought to jump to WinXP rather than Win2000.

I've been reading some reviews about WinXP, but
1. I'd also love to know some thoughts from any of you who actually use it,
2. Any problems with upgrading from Win98se to WinXP or upgrading from
Win98se to Win2000,
3. Is upgrading to Win2000 still preferable to upgrading instead to WinXP?

I'm after the better stability and better networking support of the two.
Any experiences, thoughts would be greatly appreciated!



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