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Feeton Terrafirma
29th Mar 2002, 08:11
It's true.. .. .The blue screen of death has gone, never to be seen again.. .. .WinXP doesn't show any blue screen at all, it just goes totally black and reboots. Trust me after running WinXP Pro for 3 months I have had 42 total crashes, and not one blue screen. . .. .I have gone back to Win98 now, but I'm using Linux more and more.

29th Mar 2002, 15:27
Tks for info, Feets, will be putting Linux and Win98SE on my next machine and run WIN98 as a client under Linux.. .. .At least that way the 'puter will be run by a real OS (Linux) with Widows just another program which can be started, shut down or "killed" if necessary.

29th Mar 2002, 19:34
You don't have to kill Windows. It's quite capable of doing that itself...

29th Mar 2002, 19:58
Yeah Tinny, even Win98 is an expert at self destruction... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />

29th Mar 2002, 20:22
Feets -. .. .Sorry to hear about your experience. I have been running XP-HOME EDITION for the past three (3) months in an absolutely stable condition. NOTHING has gone wrong yet. Was talking to our pool-boy yesterday PM and he just went over to XP-PRO and really likes it. He went from Win-2k Pro. Does seem like you need a very "NEW" model PC with ALL the current drivers, etc. to have stability though. I don't think XP likes older model CPUs and Bios'. -dAAvid

Notso Fantastic
29th Mar 2002, 20:28
The burning questions of the day are:. .If you have a dodgy Far East version of XP Home witht he product activation system de-activated, are you going to get caught? If you have a genuine version of XP Home with a dodgy XP Office setup, can Bill put a 'spoiler' on your computer to stop pirate programs? If XP is so good and it is stopping piracy, why have the prices of Microsoft programs gone up so much?

29th Mar 2002, 20:44
Who's General Failure... and why is he reading my disk? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

29th Mar 2002, 20:49
When my Windows 2000 OS gets dated, I'll swap to Linux on one partition and Solaris for Intel on the other. You can stick XP if when I change the slightest thing Bill wants to put his stickey beak in. A lot of organisations are jibbing at his prices.

29th Mar 2002, 20:58
is this in a secret language?. .WIHIH? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" />

29th Mar 2002, 21:12
I can tell you how to get the BSOD back again <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" /> . .. .Do an UPGRADE install on top of Windows ME - blue screens all over the place <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> . .. .Then I Partition-magicked it and did a clean install on a new partition and XP has been fine ever since.

29th Mar 2002, 21:26
Windows: Just another pane in the glass. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />