Windows XP is now available for purchase, but there as several drawbacks to being the first in your office to purchase it:
- Is Windows 2000 compatible with other systems currently used on campus? Yes! Windows 2000 is compatible with Novell Netware, Norton Anti-Virus and PeopleSoft. Windows XP is not.
- We do not have the latest version of Norton AntiVirus for XP available. Running a computer on the campus network without virus protection is dangerous. Not only does it put your data at risk, but also everyone else on the network.
- Our PeopleSoft applications are not yet certified to function properly with Windows XP.
- There is no Novell client for XP.
- Since it was just released, the HelpDesk is not prepared to respond to any questions related to Windows XP.
- No on-campus training is available yet.
I would say 2000 pro, only get xp if you are going to get the pro version. The home version of XP sucks. It also doesn't support dual-cpu's || Not that you have duals but if you were to. Also the fact that 2000 is more widely used on work stations, at least that I have heard of. You will also find that most places do you use 200 compared to XP, just for the fact that they have no reason to sped a couple thousand on licences for xp. Most schools that have pc's and not macs usually use 2000. If you had the linux version of maya, you could go with that. I have also had problems with maya crashing on me like crazy on xp, but thatr's because I have the crappest graphics card ever. It also has problems playing dvd's. There are also a few good points to it also. It makes it easy to add a device and usb pherparials
Automaticly detects the usb ports and other devices. In my personal opinion I would suggest you go with 2000 over XP. Or even go dual boot to see which on you like better.
In conclusion, 2000 and Xp both have their points, good and bad. At least you didn't ask about mac
I mean yea 2000 vs XP, 2000 is the better choice. Hopefully this helps.
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