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Win Xp Pro Vs. Win 2k Pro

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Windows XP Pro vs. Windows 2000 Pro

Thesis Statement

I got to play with XP Pro and fell in love with it the same way with 2000 Pro!


I. Introduction

A. How I fell in love all over again!

B. XP Pro and XP HE (Home Edition)

C. Office XP

II. Body

A. XP Pro vs. 2000 Pro

B. Application Compatibility

C. What's new - IPv6

D. AD and XP Pro

E. WINS a thing of the past!

III. Conclusion

A. XP Server and XP Corporate

Windows XP Pro vs. Windows 2000 Pro

Learning to play with 2000 Pro was fun. It challenged me in a great way. I learn some fundamentals about how an OS worked. Then I got to play with XP Pro and fell in love with it the same way I fell in love with 2000 Pro!

When I had first heard about Windows XP I at first thought it was going to be another 9x OS for the home computer. Soon I was told that it would also have a Professional one too. But I was learning Windows 2000 and so I dismissed XP once again. My teach, Tony A., said XP was 2000 with a new GUI and this got me thinking more about this OS. If I learn all I can about 2000, learning XP will be a piece of cake! Then one day when I came to class and saw that XP Pro was install on the computer that I was sitting at in class. I got to fool around with it for about two hours and I was hooked!

I'm getting ahead of my-self here, let me talk really quickly about XP Home Edition (HE) that is out there! It works more or less like Windows 98 with a little Windows 2000 upgrades. It's mainly for the home use as it's the name for the OS. Unlike 98 it don't just sit on top of your computer. It acts more like 2000 in that it shields the hardware from the software and keeps it from crashing. It loves Plug and Play hardware. It features a 32-bit computing architecture, and a fully protected memory model. Since it's got a lot of the 2000 built in, it features "Home Networking" network your home systems like an office! The only draw back is the fact that it use only basic disk, try to use dynamic and you'll break the OS!

The thing with XP HE is that Microsoft is selling the OS as a home entertment center than anything, so I'm not going to hold my breath for anything big to come out of this OS.

The deal with Office XP is that it works well with Windows XP and there are a few upgrades in how it's handle. For one, it no longer uses NetBIOS naming so we no longer use WINS! I will try to go more into this later in my report! Office XP Service Pack 1 is already out for Office XP. NetBEUI will still be used only in a limited way. NWLink will still be supported as well as DLC. AppleTalk I think will not be supported by XP.

Now lets get to why we are all here, XP Pro! As you may know Tony does not think to highly of Windows XP. He thinks that it's just like 2000 Pro with a brand new GUI. Sure the Windows 2000 code was use, but XP is a whole new puppy!

On start up you start to notice the deference's! It starts up in no time at all! Another thing, Ctrl+Alt+Delete is bypass for a Welcome Screen with all the users for that computer comes up! You choose who you are with the mouse and then just type in your password! Ctrl+Alt+Delete thing takes you right to Task Manager. You can do there what you already have been doing like Shut Down, Log Off, Switch User (New to XP). Change Password, has been move for security protection.

Now that you have XP upgrade on your 2000 Pro or NT Workstation 4.0 and now nothing works. Windows XP Uninstall will let go back to what you had before if you find that XP does not work well with important devices or applications that worked under the previous operating system. Note that this works with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 or Windows 2000 Professional only.

Administrative Tools are the same with a new tool called 'Component Services' with 'Event Viewer' and 'Services' built in (the tools are also there by themselves). The MMC is still intact for you



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