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OS Compatiblity question

Discussion in 'Games' started by lilmeanman, Dec 1, 2004.

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  1. lilmeanman

    lilmeanman Thread Starter

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    Hello, im thinking about buying a AWESOME tweaked out system from www.yetipc.com and i have a OS question...

    I intented to install 4-8 OS's on this computer, mainly:
    windows XP (SP1 baby!)
    windows 2000 pro
    windows 2000 advanced server (or maybe just server)
    windows 98SE
    Linux (And redhat)
    Solaris

    Now i know that'll be quite a job to get all those baby's to boot correctly, but it's been a dream of mine for awhile... and with 500GB space, who cares :D

    Anyway, i was wondering about Game / Program compatiblity on 2000. Will most programs that run on NT (isn't NT XP?), run on 2000 pro?

    I've been wondering about this for awhile. I've seen most programs run on 2000 pro, (it's a awesome fast OS ;)).

    If games / most programs run fine with 2000 pro, i think i'll use it as my main OS. And of course, For my shiny new server comp :D

    So any know about this?
     
  2. Elvandil

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    2000 is NT 5.0 and XP is NT 5.1. But there is not complete compatibility among these OS's. 2000 and XP are closer relatives than NT and 2000, for example. But with XP's Compatibility Mode, you can run NT apps just like they were on NT. I don't think 2000 has that ability.

    Overall, I would say that with that many OS's, you should be able to run just about anything. But I think you'd find XP quite a bit faster than 2000 if all the themes and eye-candy were disabled and it was run with the 2000 GUI.

    The biggest problems you'll find with compatibility will be trying to run 9x family apps on NT machines, and vice versa. XP has a 95, 98, 2000, ME, and NT compatibility modes.
     
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