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XP, Here I Come
I did it, last night I killed Snake, my primary workstation (which delivers cam 4 to Juliecam).

I backed up all my data to Burns, then reformatted the hard drive. The computer a fresh, clean slate.

Tonight, my mission is to get Windows XP up and running to the point where I can connect to the network, surf the web, and check email.

I still haven't decided whether I want the Home or Professional edition of XP. I consider myself a power user, but I don't know if I need all the netword administration tools. I do want to play with some servers and remote desktop, but I don't know which are included in the Home edition. I guess I should do some more research.
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tc_tick From: tc_tick Date: October 25th, 2001 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)


Boy you must have a masochistic streak. Is there a reason you are doing this, or is it just because it is there?

jarrett From: jarrett Date: October 25th, 2001 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


XP is pretty.

Alpha transparency on icons, mainly.
tc_tick From: tc_tick Date: October 25th, 2001 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: XP

Oh, ok. Don't forget to pick up new virus scan and firewalling software while you are at it, the old stuff won't work unless it is XP compatable. And if you problem with ME was that many programs didn't work right, XP won't fix them. The good news is XP is much more stable. Good luck, have fun. Oh yeah, and be prepared to buy a copy for each machine -- but you did that with the previous version, right?
jarrett From: jarrett Date: October 26th, 2001 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: XP

The biggest problem with Windows Me was the lack of stability. All my software "worked", but not without bringing the computer to its knees.

My firewall is on a completely different machine. This computer does not access the Internet directly.

And FYI, no software has ever been written that can't be pirated. Companies that purchase huge site licenses (for hundreds of machines) get a version of XP that does not include authentication. This is the version that will likely make its way around.
purrfection From: purrfection Date: October 25th, 2001 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Poor me with no XP!

Hi Jarrett,

How's WinXP so far? I'm thinking of getting it for myself but I don't know if my computer is beefy enough for it.

I had a bad experience with Win2000 where it would randomly crash at the log-in screen and my keyboard would crash in the process too. So anyway, I'm thinking if Win2000 didn't work, WinXP might not work either.

*sob* I like playing with new doodads!

jarrett From: jarrett Date: October 26th, 2001 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Poor me with no XP!

I love it! Best OS ever! Doo-dads galore!

You do need a beefy machine to run it. 500 Mhz with 128 Mb of RAM is the bare minimum.
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