install windows 2000 with preinstalled windows XP in Dell Inspiron. 1293
What part of "Windows XP has turned out to be high maintenance crap compared to Windows 2000 and 98SE" don't you understand, moron? What, you consider mbuttive code bloat with virtually no additional functionality to be an "improvement" of any sorts? All those little extra bits of code, virtually all of it due to marketing and monopoly-protection concerns, only serve to make things slower, more exploitable, and less stable. Xp is no more than Win2k repackaged with a new wrapper and with more things added to it to go wrong. If you like your "new and improved" version of anything -- a car, TV set, OS.... -- to actually perform better and give more functionality over the model it's replacing, Xp represents a step backwards. And I'm not the only one thinking this:
At this point in time, Windows should have evolved into a mature, tightly coded, robust product. Using your PC should be like using your PlayStation or Tivo (which runs Linux): you turn it on, do your thing, shut it off. None of these endless, endless updates, none of these "Send an error report to Microsoft" messages, none of these endless hiding places for worms, none of this having to be an expert in HijackThis, etcetera friggin etcetera. There is nothing that Xp does that even Win 3.11 couldn't do in what, something like 1-150th the code footprint. There is no excuse not to have a far more reliable and faster version of Windows by now and if you had any meaningful tech skills or knowledge, you would admit this as well instead of just reciting the official MS company line.
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Oh for crying out loud you're going around in circles and jumping around from one idiocy to another! Going to your beginning post and talking...
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I'll be more polite here since you seem sincere. Yes, Win98se does lock up and crash more often than 2k-XP, but not exactly...
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I was only Googling for info about whether people were still getting Win2k preinstalled on new PC's when I came across this thread and the bogus answers the...
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