What is an Operating System (was Electronics Barn closing)

From: Joseph S. Barrera III <joe_at_barrera.org>
Date: Tue Aug 3 01:09:23 2004

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> Um, XP is based on 2000.


> It's the only really "stable" (I put that
> in quotes because my system has been teetering on the brink of
> oblivion for the past week...I just have too many open windows going
> to conveniently reboot) release of Windows so far.

Only stable *consumer* version of Windows.

Windows NT, 2000, 2003 are all nicely stable.

I recommend 2000 as the best w/o activation issues.

> ME is definitely a pile of shit.

That seems to be the consensus.

- Joe

(former Microsoft employee, in the OS research group :-)
Received on Tue Aug 03 2004 - 01:09:23 BST

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