[thechat] operating system advice

Ken Kogler ken.kogler at curf.edu
Tue Oct 15 00:22:00 CDT 2002

> The question is, which XP?

It should be noted that in the Pro version, you get IIS5.1, which is
like what came with 2KPro -- you can only run one website in it, but
it's fully functional otherwise and sufficient for localhost

There is no equivalent to PWS/IIS for XP home. Some people have managed
to get IIS running on XP home by some sort of Frankenstein-esque process
involving Win2K Server discs, but YMMV on that one...

So if localhost development is a big deal, go with Win98SE (for PWS) of
XP Pro (for IIS).


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