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Differences between windows xp and windows 2000

What are the differences between Windows 2000 and Windows XP? Any recommendations and suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: Differences between windows xp and windows 2000

Windows XP features a new task-based graphical user interface. The Start menu and search capability were redesigned and many visual effects were added, including:

A translucent blue selection rectangle in Explorer.
Drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop.
Task-based sidebars in Explorer windows ("common tasks").
The ability to group the taskbar buttons of the windows of one application into one button.
The ability to lock the taskbar and other toolbars to prevent accidental changes.
The highlighting of recently added programs on the Start menu Shadows under menus (Windows 2000 had shadows under mouse pointers, but not menus).
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Re: Differences between windows xp and windows 2000

Windows XP is technically superior to Windows 2000. As far as I know w2k does not include msconfig.
This are the main feature of windows xp as compare to window 2000 :
-Remote desktop
-Remote assistance
-Built-in firewall
-Built-in CD burning
-Built-in Zip file support
-Driver Rollback
-Skinnable GUI
-Fast user switching
-Cleartype
-WebDAV
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Re: Differences between windows xp and windows 2000

Windows 2000 benefits :

Windows 2000 has lower system requirements, and has a simpler interface (no "Styles" to mess with).
Windows 2000 is slightly less expensive, and has no product activation.
Windows 2000 has been out for a while, and most of the common problems and security holes have been uncovered and fixed.
Third-party software and hardware products that aren't yet XP-compatible may be compatible with Windows 2000; check the manufacturers of your devices and applications for XP support before you upgrade.

Windows XP benefits :
  • Windows XP is somewhat faster than Windows 2000, assuming you have a fast processor and tons of memory (although it will run fine with a 300Mhz Pentium II and 128MB of RAM).
  • The new Windows XP interface is more cheerful and colorful than earlier versions, although the less-cartoony "Classic" interface can still be used if desired.
  • Windows XP has more bells and whistles, such as the Windows Movie Maker, built-in CD writer support, the Internet Connection Firewall, and Remote Desktop Connection.
  • Windows XP has better support for games and comes with more games than Windows 2000.
  • Windows XP is the latest OS - if you don't upgrade now, you'll probably end up migrating to XP eventually anyway, and we mere mortals can only take so many OS upgrades.
  • Manufacturers of existing hardware and software products are more likely to add Windows XP compatibility now than Windows 2000 compatibility.
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