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Sorry I bought PRO

I had a lot of problems with stability on my Win2000 box when I got a free trial of XP Home before it was released. All the issues that I had went away with Home. When the Trial lapsed, I bought PRO because I thought that it didn't require activation. All of my stability issues with 2000 came back. I still don't know why.

I should have saved my money and bought Home instead. Better yet, I should have saved even more and just gone to Linux right then but I didn't know. I am now using Ubuntu and I find it runs much better than XP. Everything, from installing software to hardware is easier than XP.

Although I do not have a laptop, I understand that Ubuntu's support of laptops is excellent. Even wireless should work out of the box, provided there are linux drivers, just doing a little research will let you know.

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Sorry I bought PRO

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This is a forum to help XP users mate, not for someone to tell us they think it's rubbish and your now using some other OS. I'm using XP Pro and it's rock-solid -- you didn't tell us how you installed it or what your system specs are/were -- your bad experience could have been caused by any number of factors. If you think XP Pro is to blame and it's a bad OS, try telling that to the millions of people worldwide who have very few problems with it. Oh, and as for Product Activation, it's only Corporate/Multi-User Licence editions of XP which don't require it.

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About PCs today. Hint: Spyware, P2P and more.

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Today's PC is a shadow of stability that could have been. More attacks than ever before are out there. A stock copy of Windows (any version) doesn't last long without protection. And some P2P software is instant issues.

It's not an OS we can install and start using.

About Linux. It's not a big target so problems there are rare, but not absent.

Let me write why this is so. It's the money. If you wanted to lift information to rip some bank account, credit card or other information, what OS today would you target?


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Welcome to Windows XP!

In reply to: About PCs today. Hint: Spyware, P2P and more.

To see a tour of Windows XP,choose Start/All Programs/Acessories/Tour WindowsXP(that is ,click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen,click Help And Support,and click Tour Windows XP).

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What is Windows XP?

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Windows is the most widely run computer program in the world ,and Windows XP(Short for "experience")is the latest version of Windows.Most of the software written for personal computers-indeed,most of the software written for any computer-is written for computers running Windows.Windows XP is the latest desktop version of Microsoft's Windows series of programs.It's the upgrade to the consumer versions of Windows(95,98,and ME)as well as to the business,server,and power-user versions(Windows NT and 2000).Windows is an Operating System,a program that manages your entire computer system,including its screen,keyboard,disk drives,memory,and central processor.Windows also provides a graphical user interface,or GUI,which enables you to control your computer by using a mouse,windows,and icons.You can also use the Keyboard to give commands.You can upgrade to Windows XP from Windows 98 or Me,or you can do a clean install to replace any previous version of Windows on your computer.You can also buy a computer with Windows XP pre-installed.Once Windows XP is installed,you can run Windows-compatable application programs(programs for getting real world work done)Windows XP comes bundled with many programs,most of which aren't actually part of the operating system,including Internet connection software(dial-up connections),an e-mail program(Outlook Express),a web browser(Internet Explorer),a simple word processor program(Word Pad),an instant messaging program(Windows Messenger),Local area network support,utilities that help with hard-disk housekeeping,and literally dozens of other programs.

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