WindowsXP: Is the XPerience Worth It?
I cant wait!
I am so looking forward to just opening up that XP CD and handing M$ all the info they need to be able to take over my life!!
Isnt that what we should all be doing?
Or should we give it to AOL?
Yes, I will be there for the first copy, and I will see just how far it goes.....
I absolutely hate the activation requirements of XP. I have installed Win 98 and NT many times on different hard drives and this XP restriction will definitely keep me with Win 98/NT 4.0/2000.
Well, as of the present, I have windows2000 and windows98SE installed. I will at some point install a beta version of windowsXP, and use it - for 14 days. After that it won't work. Because there is absolutely no way I will activate it. Period. Microsoft has absolutely no right to know what my hardware config is, and there is no way I'm going to tell them. If Billy Boy wants to know what I think about his activation scheme, let him know I said he can 'stick it where the sun don't shine'.
You can turn off MP3 licensing. Activation sends no data to MS other than your serial number and enumerated hardware string ( just numbers with no information on what type hardware you have or anything )
I'm sure it won't take long for someone to defeat the whole activation process anyway.
( Of course I don't care because I get the licensing program version for free...no WPA to ever worry about ),
That was a good article. Not too much detail. I'm glad there were no benchmarks etc. I'm a little tired of seeing those. Every site that reviews something, has it's own benchmark and all of them are different; even using the same tools.
For those of you who are suspicious of micro$oft's intentions, read this other post on sysopt: http://www.sysopt.com/news/gws/cdata...ML/000262.html
It is a good article. But having used win XP for the last couple of weeks; it is so stable and such a pleasure to use, I don't really mind the invasion of privacy.
The differences between 2K and XP are largely cosmetic and ease-of-use--its fair to say that XP makes a # of things that are possible to do in XP easier, and of course, brings with it some new features and a GUI upgrade.
(and yes--I'm the guy that wrote the article in the first place)
Yeah windows XP is pretty great to me. I'm currently using 2600. I think It's pretty neat. I don't like how over loaded it is now with all kinds of menus and GUI's. But hey I know I'll be one of the first ones in the store when the retail hits the shelfs.
"It was the rug pissers man"
Good article indeed. I have tried the OS myself or at least RC2 and I really like it. But with all the hassle installing and activating, and registering and redo all three, I do not know, I am happy with Me right now and could install and reinstall it without worrying about any activation or upgrade worries when I want to upgrade my PC.
It would be nice if the activation is taken away then it would be more likable.
This OS does not seem like a good deal, I download a lot of mp3 files and do not want microsoft monitoring my music , also I heard the price of a upgrade is at discount $200 for a upgrade-this is way too much. I spent $50 for the windows ME upgrade- but $200 is out of the question, I may switch to linx . Win Me is doing a ok job ,so I will just do nothing for a while- I think this is going to be a hard sell- .
Hugh port 80 activity log to microsoft's
ip addresses. No, i do not have auto
update activated, so it is not automatic update. Check it out when you run
win XP. I used the packet sniffer
commview3, a free download from www.tamos.com . Looks to me like
microsnoop,ummmm, i mean microsoft isnt
all that concerned out asking
out permission before collecting lots
of data, maybe even keystroke by keystroke.
whats the difference between winxp and
the QAZ trojan horse virus?
i paid $10 to download winxp.
Very good article.
It certainly opened my eyes to a few more concerns that i had with the privacy issues. At this point I will not be a Win XP user.
MS is starting to sound a lot like BIG BROTHER. I'm not about to give up my privacy to old Billy Boy.
Would have been nice if he had talked about
1) User differences vs 2000 (is the upgrade worth it)
3) Does Windows Media do its licensing thing if you grab using Winamp / Audiograbber, or only WMP?
Very good article.I have XP RC1 on my Home PC and Laptop @work.
But after reading this article no thanks to Windows XP.
I'll stick with W2K and ME
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