well, i understand you have prob never had a problem with it. bill gates said "Simply put, Windows XP is the best operating system Microsoft has ever built". of course, for microsoft this system is great. it gives them almost complete control of any users who run it on their system. i strongly suggest anyone who is running or considering running this OS reconsider! first off, just to install XP, you must register it, which means you have to connect to microsoft and they get a complete profile of your system, including every piece of hardware software, and any information you have on your system, including a copy of your browser bookmarks and your internet cache showing where you have been online. microsoft now knows every piece of info on your system. on top of that, anytime you change hardware on your system, for example replace a broken modem, add new hard drive, sound card, etc..., you must re-register and most likely, reinstall the operating system on your computer and go through the whole registration process again. you can only do this up to 5 times with one product # before you have to buy a new $200 program. of course if you ask microsoft why go through all this they will say to protect them against illegal copies of their OS and will deny the other stuff (info they get from your system) then if you present facts they will say "oh, we meant OFFICE XP doesnt get that info, but WINDOWS XP does". they are a bunch of lying cheating bastards that want to control every aspect of the market.
now the best of the windows IMO is 98se. ME has lots of problems with drivers and recognizing hardware, 2k has the NT kernell so lots of software wont work on it. for now im running 98se only b/c i need my printer to work till i graduate and as of yet, software makers havent the balls to write programs for other OS's. im in the process of at changing to a dual bootable 98se/linux machine so i will still be able to use my windows programs but UNIX based OS are far superior to any microsoft product.
ok, sorry for the long post but i thought i would make you aware of the "wonderful" benefits of running XP
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