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NexusS2X

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#1 15 years ago

Yeah, I read in 'PC GAMER' mag last year that in spring/summer, Microsoft would bring an OS specific for gaming, whereas u don't install games, just pop in the disc and play. It has more stuff, but thats still cool. What happened to the oS? BTW, in your op. which is better, PC or laptop. I know, moron's question, but, I need to know pretty soon.




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#2 15 years ago

Id say PC is better. WoW. If it comes out, I think ill stand in line to buy the professional edition (if there is one)




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#3 15 years ago

I don't get why Prof. is better than Home in the first place anyway




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#4 15 years ago

First the networking is set up better, and also friends of mine have home and it crashes all the time, but I laugh at them and say "Should've gotten Pro."




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#5 15 years ago

Dont quote me as I could be wrong...

The new OS is codenamed Longhorn and has been pushed back til at least 2006.

Because of this MS is supposed to release Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Longhorn is supposed to be a modular OS. When you buy the OS you get the basic OS and thats it. You have to buy add on modules to optimize the OS for business, gaming, etc.

Dollar for dollar comparison a desktop PC will always be a better buy for gaming but there are some very capable gaming laptops. For what you could pay for a laptop for gaming might cost you 1/2 that or even a 1/3 of that for a desktop depending on features.




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#6 15 years ago

installationa nd load time is part of what seperates pc gaming from console gaming, i refuse to support anything that breaks down that wall no matter how convienent




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#7 15 years ago

LOL. Youre like a King. Demanding perfectness like that. Professional edition has a higher rate of stability, better networking, and also more securuty features




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#8 15 years ago
Anlushac11Dont quote me as I could be wrong... The new OS is codenamed Longhorn and has been pushed back til at least 2006.

Correct.

Because of this MS is supposed to release Windows XP Service Pack 2.

They are, it's currently (as of today) at Release Candidate 1. So far so good I may add.

Longhorn is supposed to be a modular OS. When you buy the OS you get the basic OS and thats it. You have to buy add on modules to optimize the OS for business, gaming, etc.

That's news to me. The main features longhorn will have as far as I've heard will be the new formatting system, better integration with bios, WinFS, and several other new features. Blackcomb may be the modular one.. although I dunno, it could be longhorn.. MS Programmers are nothing if not spontanious with features.


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#9 15 years ago

i really doubt the modular part to be correct, Longhorn is supposed to have a more 3D interface and of course microsoft would use DirectX to run that. and saying we might have to buy an addon gaming module is like speculating that we'll have to pay for DirectX in order to play games. It would be a bad marketing choice i think. i would not want to pay for a basic OS and then have to pay again for the part i need to do what i want with my comp, LIKE PLAY GAMES.




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#10 15 years ago

The last info I heard on that was for Longhorn but they may have deemed that a bad move and dropped it or pushed it back to a latter OS.

The info is a year old and that is an eternity in the computer business.

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/0,39020645,2135281,00.htm