Xp Sucks The Big One!

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Ok, so when XP WORKS, its ok. Still kinda goofy lookin and stuff, hard to organize, etc.

    Here are my problems with XP since day 1 (well, day one with a PC...first time ever).

    Built my PC, installed XP, ran fine. Now to setup a network. Installed my nic cards drivers, and plugged it in. No go. Fiddled around making new connections and stuff. No go. Manually entered subnet mask, IP, and DNS servers. Yay, it worked.

    Despite the frequent reboots from apps acting up, it was running ok. Until I installed something bad. Corrupted my system...time to reinstall.

    So I boot of the XP CD, and try to erase my partition. Gives me an error that I cant do it and bla bla bla. So, now I have 2 XP OSes on one HD.

    I boot off it again, and this time it erases the drive. I install OS XP, and start up. I install all my motherboard drivers, etc. Now to get the NIC card working. My NIC card was had **** compatibilty with XP, so I bought a Microsoft NIC card. Worked fine, installed great, but I couldnt get on the internet.

    After about 5 hours of fiddling with it, I had to do this. Set my IP address and stuff manually. Shut down the PC. Shut down my Router, Switch, and modem. Unplug the ethernet cable from my PC. Wait a lil bit. Plug it in. Turn on the Switch, router, and modem. Turn on the PC. It worked this time!

    Now to install a Video Driver. DOwnloaded my driver from SapphireTech's website, the comp. that made my card. It installs fine and reboots. On reboot, i get a whole bunch of error boxes, saying there have been fatal errors. Then the machine reboots. It repeats this loop about 4 times before I decide to boot into safe mode.

    From there I threw away everything that included the ATI driver. I then rebooted, and downloaded the drivers from ATIs REAL website, and it is working now.

    God, XP sucks. Its great for gaming, and I am busting out about 350FPS in quake, playing BF 1942, etc.

    But XP is NOT for ANYTHING besides games IMO. I could never ever ever work on it.
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    well, if you want a reall good gaming OS use win2k pro. Gamespy test with it and pull insane frame rates. I used to like XP but now with the level the mac os is at I have no reason too anymore
     
  4. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Re: Xp Sucks The Big One!

    well... i dunno... i mean this is such an extraordinary example. i have heard of some people taking **** from OS X too.

    my XP experience was great. i left it on for weeks on end. it was always running smooth, though it would act up after a few weeks. a repoot fixed things. i got a BSD maybe 3 times in the 2 years i used it (i've had more kernel panis using XDarwin on my baby)... i worked in photoshop on it fine, i wrote stuff for school, it printed over the network to my dad's 98 box fine; that was just an old P3 too. then i gave it to my sister when i got my Ti. now it sucks the big one, but that's because my sister is incompetent with the computer. and it still runs fine enough for her not to bitch at me about it being messed up.

    so this is a freak thing with your hardware setup/specific hardware/software glitch, or you just don't know what you're doing (which is actually a good thing if you ask me, i hate that i know windows well enough that all my friends still ask for help with it).
     
  5. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    XP is the reason we still have wars.

    I don't touch windows anymore. IMO, linux is the only way to go on a PC.
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

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    i would run linux on my pc but then i would have no software, which is games, there are less games for linux then mac.

    iJon
     
  7. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    Windows Xp makes baby Jesus cry.

    -Ralph Wiggum
     
  8. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Xp Sucks The Big One!

    As a person who uses both macs and pc's daily, with OS X on my mac and XP on my wintel, I think its only fair to say that both operating systems run fine. When you say you could never work on it, what do u mean? I mean honestly, unless you are ADD you should be able to work using a computer; regardless of the desktop background. I find XP to be a joy because it runs great and is extremely reliable-I like OS X for the same reasons.

    Don't make mac OS X to be perfect in every way when you know damn well that many mac newbies have come to this site and said "everything in my new mac has gone kaput" or "I just bought a comp and i have had to reinstall 10.1 four times". OS X is not perfect as no OS can be; neither is XP in those regards. In the future do not be so critical of an operating system that is essentially on par with Apple's latest offering in terms of reliability and performance.
     
  9. tazo macrumors 68040

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    I would use Linux (RH8,9) on my PC more except I cannot get my dialup to work with it. Its awfully queer. anyway. I still use linux for playing video since XMMS or Xine (I forget which one is video and which is music, its been a while ;)) or is the best :D
     
  10. abdul macrumors member

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    my bros got a computer on XP on a 2.4 GHz computer. i think its really slow navigating.......by the way the first think you should have done is reset your TCP/IP and you could have done this by:

    start>run> netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt >ok

    black box shouls appear and then dissapear.

    i dont know whats wrong now though
     
  11. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Wrong dude,

    Todd Flanders said that
     
  12. guitargeek macrumors regular

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    I could be wrong, but chances are you're trying to use a software modem. You need a hardware modem for dial-up in linux, unless you're lucky enough to have one of the few winmodems with drivers (but you're better off getting a hardware modem anyways).



    Well, I don't play games at all, so that's not a concern. Tuxracer and BZflag are enough for me when the rare urge to game strikes me. For everything else, it's great. The office suite is great (Open Office), the web browsers, multimedia programs. Perfect for the average joe like me.

    Yes, there is deffinitely a shortage in software compared to Windows, though. You can't get all the specialty (like CAD programs and stuff) programs like you can in Windows.
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    XP runs pretty decently for me. I have no major concerns
    but a couple..... hundred minor concerns :rolleyes:. Such as stupid
    illegal operations happening every 2 minutes. And the suckiness
    of Internet Explorer.

    I LOVE kazaa though. I will really miss it when I buy a 970.
     
  14. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Kazaa

    Kazza bites a nut. There are like millions of fake files, crappy downloads a lot, and the quality is semi-good.

    I like KDX. I think its the best file trading program yet.
     
  15. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Re: Re: Xp Sucks The Big One!

    Well, first off, this is why I could not work on XP.

    Internet connecting sucks ass. Popups in every browser all the time. It always wants to update. Network computers sucks, hard to connect. File organization sucks. Too many illegal ops. I could go on and on, but I dont want to think about XP right now.

    And as for comparing X with XP, I think X takes a mad crap on XP. I noticed that when I first install XP, I have to use F12, L key, D key, etc.

    When I install mac os x, its just "continue, agree, install"

    In XP, when you setup the network during installation, it DOENST WORK ALL THE TIME.

    It always works for me on my mac when I setup the network.

    Macs dont install crap programs like WMessanger, and ask me to get an id every 5 minutes. Its just annoying.

    Maybe if they totally rebuild their OS instead of adding new pictures to it, and a few new features, they will be able to be compared.
     
  16. tazo macrumors 68040

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    Re: Re: Re: Xp Sucks The Big One!

    *Popup ads: IE sucks on both platforms, that is why man invented Mozilla, the best browser on earth. fast simple, tabs, and popup blocker.

    *Using keys during installation: I have no clue to what you are referring to and I have never had to do such in any installation of XP.

    *
    10.1 to 10.2; a few new features and a few new pictures perhaps?
     
  17. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    Re: Kazaa

    kazaa and kdx are very different.

    kazaa is really more like "acquisition" or one of those... and kazaa blows them away. kdx, you have to know addresses or hope that a tracker finds a good one. and then you have to hope you can download, etc. it's a different system entirely in my opinion.
     
  18. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: Re: Re: Re: Xp Sucks The Big One!

    I think he's talking about when you first install XP (from scratch) you have to hit F8 and then R or something, and some other keys I can't remember, and then that insanely long product key and then activate it so you can use the damn thing for more than 30 days...

    Its quite an annoying and intrusive OS in my opinion, may be stable and easy to use, but all the little things (like Windows Messenger) are annoying as hell.
     
  19. Captnroger macrumors regular

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    To be fair, to make the PC experience complete, I wouldn't advise building your own machine the first time around and expecting things to go smoothly. I'm sure if you had bought a retail boxed machine it would have gone much better.

    Having said that, I have a G4 1ghzDP and a Xeon 2.4 PC. I use the G4 for basically everything, the Xeon for dialup to my office and lite gaming. I find OS X to be a much more enjoyable computing experience. I do NOT have stability issues under XP Pro however.
     
  20. pauld macrumors regular

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    why does XP let me only open one microsoft application at a time but however many non-microsoft applications as I like - Weird, right?
     
  21. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

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    I have heard lots of stories very similar to yours about OS X.

    I think you are basing your judgement on one single instance. XP seems to work fine with me. I really dont have any major problems... just lots of excess applications, registry garbage, and excessware. However, OS X has its own quirks.

    Bottom line: XP isn't that bad, its pretty good.
     
  22. sedarby macrumors regular

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    XP not so bad

    I use XP Pro at work on a 2.4 ghz P4 and it seems to work okay. I don't have any of the issues previously described such as the Illegal Ops error but then I just use a very limited number of applications since I work as a software developer in a controlled environment. In other words, no games will ever darken the doors of this hard drive.

    If you turn off that ridiculous scheme in display properties it will look more like a professional desktop very much akin to Windows 2000. Whoever came up with that theme must have had OS X envy but did it very badly. My 6 year old nephew could pick more appropriate colors.
     
  23. sedarby macrumors regular

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    I am using XP Pro and I have Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Outlook all open at the same time.

    Your right, very weird.
     
  24. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Re: Re: Kazaa

    KDX isn't like acquisition, they are both totally different apps. KDX is much like hotline and carracho. acquisition is closer to kazaa, its based on the gnutella network.

    on KDX, its all servers and accounts . Not p2p
     
  25. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Re: Kazaa

    Find a P2P where I can download (let me count...) 41 different
    kung fu movies, all relatively good quality, and most virtually
    unknown. (Like Spiritual Kung Fu and Snake in Eagle's Shadow).
    I haven't seen many fake files, only with porn, so my consensus
    is that you either are a porn nut, or you are doing something
    majorly wrong with Kazaa. :rolleyes: ;) :)
     

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