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    Should I Buy Win2k?

    I can get Win2k for $30 - it's a student edition. Should I spend the money on this or not? Currently I have Win98 on two comps and WinME on a laptop and have the comps networked together. Would Win2k be better? I just don't know if I should get it or not.
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    That depends greatly on your needs and uses of a computer.

    Can you sacrifice a small amount of speed and RAM? Windows 2000 will need it.

    Do you want increased stability and features? Windows 2000 has it.

    Do you run any 16-bit programs or DOS programs? Windows 2000 will probably have problems with it.

    Do you do a lot of gaming? Some games may not like Windows 2000 (especially 3D games). However, I have noticed that very very few games don't work with Win2k.

    Windows 2000 is a great OS, and since you can get it for $30, you should probably go for it.

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    I have a Celeron 400 MHz, 192 Megs RAM. Will Win2k run ok on this system?

    The only games I play are EA Sports games, Quake 1, and the Diablo series. Will those work under Win2k as far as you know?
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    You should be fine with those specs.

    I have played a few EA sports games and Quake I through III. I haven't played the Diablo series, however.

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I will go for it and get Win2k. I just double checked on getting it, and I can buy it for $25
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    That's a super deal. I'd snatch it up in a heart beat.

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    Windows 2000 is an upgrade Windows NT, just like Windows 95 is to Windows 98.

    Windows 2000 isn't a gaming support platform like Windows 98 is.

    I there is a review of it on http://www.techtv.com/screensavers somewhere. I think they are the another best choice for computer hardware and software information.
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    It's very very much more stable than win98. Especially if you multitask a lot, I am used to opening like 10 different programs on my machine and usually win2k handles it very well.

    It will be worth it.
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    Yes, I do multitask very much! I usually have open Editpad, Notepad, or another such text editor, Outlook Express, 3 or 4 IE's, Photoshop, usually WinAmp, and once in awhile Netscape as well!!
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    I use Dreamweaver, photoshop, and others so should I go to windows 2000?

    If so then I will make the jump. I don't play games and I have the Voodoo 3 2000. I've also heard that the Matrox is a good card for 2d stuff. Looks like I'm gonna get some more puter stuff. Just got done buying a new mobo and duron proc.
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    Originally posted by Forsteen
    I use Dreamweaver, photoshop, and others so should I go to windows 2000?

    If so then I will make the jump. I don't play games and I have the Voodoo 3 2000. I've also heard that the Matrox is a good card for 2d stuff. Looks like I'm gonna get some more puter stuff. Just got done buying a new mobo and duron proc.
    I have used Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and many other popular web-development programs. I can't think of any that are not compatible.

    I also have a Voodoo3 2000 (16MB) card in my Windows 2000 machine right now. Works like a charm, although it gets hot sometimes.

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    Originally posted by Forsteen
    I use Dreamweaver, photoshop, and others so should I go to windows 2000?
    Yes.
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