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



That's an interesting observation Bob.  Perhaps Norton is the culprit.  The
standard Norton defrag doesn't work on an NTFS partition, so it actually
uses the Win defragger.

One thing that irrates me about XP Home is the MS instant messaging program
keeps reappearing at startup even if you turn it off.  Does the Pro version
do that?  I guess the registry has to be edited to fix that.

I have a friend who uses Win2K for audio recording work, and he's the one
who told me XP Pro is better than XP Home, less stuff you don't want or need
I guess, fewer things loading at startup etc.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Frost" <bob@frost.name>
To: <kingphoto@mindspring.com>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 3:18 PM
Subject: [filmscanners] Re: OT: which wintel OS for digital imaging?


Dave,

Your experience is the opposite of mine; I think XP Pro is great. As I said
in an earlier posting today though, the only two programs that have crashed
XP were Norton Utilities 2002 (XP version!) and Easy CD creater 5. I got rid
of both and used System Restore to return the Registry etc to the state it
was in before their installation, and everything has been fine since. So I
would recommend getting shot of Norton - you don't really need it on XP. My
Nikon 4000 and Epson 1200 scanners both work fine with the latest driver
updates, as do my Epson printers.

Bob Frost.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave King" <kingphoto@mindspring.com>
To: <bob@frost.name>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 6:23 PM
Subject: [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.

Dave


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

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

Rob


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