From: James (jamesclai_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 22:57:01 EDT
I have been using Win2K since beta 2 and found it very stable, even
comparing to my Linux server ( kernal 2.2.15) . For workstations, I set them
up to dual boot into Win98 and one the same hardware, Win2k is significantly
more stable and faster. Simple task such as copying files from the network
to a local drive and copying another file two a zip drive, Win98SE is very
slow and I can barely netvigate but on Win2k, I can continue to do other
The only time when I found Win2k to be unstable is when I setup TP with NFST
and install the second hard drive in the ultraslim slots and take it out -
it crashed the system. Apparently Win2k couldn't find the paging file for
some strange reason. However this problem didn't show up with Fat32.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith @ LavaNet" <pirate_at_lava.net>
To: "ThinkPad Mailing List" <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: Win 2000: OEM or retail?
> --Have any of guys or gals tested win 2K? An associate of mine tested the
> beta, and said it was horrible. He said it was really unstable and still
> needed a lot of work. Some of the local computer instructors on my island
> have shown us the numerous security holes that it has built into it.
> can really be dangerous if you're on a cable or DSL modem. I dunno, I'm
> waiting until they release the second edition version. Just my 2 cents.
> Keith Wong
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rob Bell <rbell1_at_netscape.net>
> To: Andrew Webber <awebber_at_wwwebbers.com>
> Cc: ThinkPad Mailing List <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 4:16 PM
> Subject: Re: Win 2000: OEM or retail?
> "Andrew Webber" <awebber_at_wwwebbers.com> wrote:
> > I found a few sources of the OEM version for about 30% less
> > (C$205-C$215). This is the CD only, possibly with a small "user
> > guide". I have to assume this is legal if they're offering on
> > their websites. Would this be a reasonable way to go? Does anyone
> > know what else is in the box that I'd lose out on?
> > Thanks!
> Well, by definition, OEM software is supposed to only be delivered with a
> PC, not sold separately.
> I doubt that the OEM version is missing anything particularly valuable
> the retail version has, but YMMV.
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