[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri May 5 07:48:24 CDT 2006
" From: "Bryan Gurney" <arb_npx42 at comcast.net>
" I jumped on Win2K when it was released in February 2000, and it was a
" great move overall, from the standpoint of games and productivity.
" There was a slight speed hit in gaming compared to Win95 (I didn't
" even use 98), and initial driver and consumer program support was
" spotty, but it was well worth it to have the superior (to 9x) process
" management and stability of NT, along with the boon of native DirectX
" support. No more dealing with VXD's, blue screens appearing when the
" system wanted a floppy disk or CD-ROM inserted in the system, task
" manager with no way to find out which process is the CPU/memory hog,
" etc. Plus your average Win2K install had a much longer shelf life
" than a Win98 SE install (I remember hearing about friends reinstalling
" after 3 months because things became so sluggish in general, versus my
" Win2K system which only saw a reinstall on a major component change
" like transitioning off of an aging hard disk,
" motherboard-CPU-RAM-videocard upgrades, etc.).
plus, for us diehard unix geeks, there's sfu 3.5...
where in all of this would you-all rate os/2? remember, the better
dos than dos, the better windows than windows? i've heard stories of
all the 'fixing-up' ibm programmers did to the ms code; it wouldn't
surprise me if os/2 ran faster and more reliably than w98, but can it
run all the same programs? and it doesn't apparently support as many
systems, for instance my hp notebook.
Andrew Hay the genius nature
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adh at an.bradford.ma.us and think what none thought
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