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[filmscanners] Re: OT: which wintel OS for digital imaging?

It could be just my bad luck buying a Sony laptop with XP Home just after MS
decided to "fix" XP (the security issues primarily, as I understand it).  XP
phones home on a regular basis and I dutifully installed the "essential"
upgrades recommended by MS.  All I can tell you is this is the least stable
OS I have *ever* seen, it freezes and crashes    -A LOT-    much more than
Win 98 ever did in my experience.  The utilities I'm using have improved
things considerably (Norton and System Mechanic), but it's still very wonky
IMO, just too much crap and bloat.  I've heard XP Pro is much better -
almost as good as Win2K:)

I recently upgraded my 2 1/2 year old Dell box from Win 98 original ed to
Win 2000, and I am very impressed with Win 2K.  I like it best of any OS
I've used so far.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Op's" <martin@wollongong.apana.org.au>

OK then Why? W2K    over XP -  Is this from experience have you used XP?


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