I am about to by a nice top of the range pc from Alienware and i was wondering what OS is best suited to play bf1942
Windows XP or Windows 200? what do you reconmend i install???
XP Home or Pro. WHat does this alienware have in it? Most alienware systems come with XP home or pro.
Heres the one id buy.
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I'd definetly go for XP,
Since WIN2K is more meant for offices and networks, it has somewhat more problems with games and other media.
While XP is for the home user, but can be used for offices.
Originally posted by Raptorrat I'd definetly go for XP, Since WIN2K is more meant for offices and networks, it has somewhat more problems with games and other media. While XP is for the home user, but can be used for offices.
I also say it for that reason. Have you ever sat at a computer booting win2000 compared to winxp!!! Takes about 5x as long! Also, xp has every security policy that win2000 has. So its basically the same, just built more for the home user.
www.TweakXP.com has good tweaks which i use.
Actually I have heard that Win2000 is alot faster for games than XP, however Win2000 will be outdated soon. But Win2000 is really cheap compared to WinXP, I bought my WinXP Pro full install for like 130.00 which is really cheap people are paying 500.00 for full install in stores, its crazy. :eek:
i hadnt heard that, but it wouldnt be the first time i was wrong...
win2003 is out, any one used it? its pretty cool, a few changes, not much though...
Maybe I can help with some of your questions.
Firstly WinXP is better for games than 2000, also the PRO version is the replacement for 2000 in office and home environments, the Windows 2003 you are thinking about is actually Windows Server 2003, it is purely a NOS (Network Operating System) with little or no support for games, developed from the Win2000 Code base but aimed at large corporate server platforms like web hosting, database hosting etc. The starting price for the standard edition is US$999 according to M$ (estimated retail) and US$199 for the individual client licenses (to connect to the server), so you can see it is not a home user product.
I bought my WinXP Pro full install for like 130.00 which is really cheap people are paying 500.00
Depends which version you are getting. For an OEM version of any windows product it's well under $200, Academic versions are even cheaper, full retail versions retail instore for around $400-$500 depending on store, upgrades retails for half that, around $200-$300.
You can get the full OEM version with any core hardware purchase (MS's wording not mine) like motherboard, Hard Drive etc. All packaged PC's come with the OEM version.
Whether you get the home or PRO version depends on your needs. The only real difference is in the advanced network admin utilites packaged with the PRO version, like "Remote Desktop Administration" and things like that. If you're not into that then get the home version. I use XP Pro and have no problems with it running BF1942 (Athlon 2200+, 768Mb DDR 2700, GF4 MX440 DDR Vid, 60GB WD 7200rpm HDD.
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get a pc with atleast a 19" monitor, with a 3.06gz and a motherboard with an 800 mhz fsb. at least a gig of ram, a radeon 9800pro and anything else i cant think of like surround sound.