View Full Version : Which OS ME or 2000 is best suited for laptop?
01-22-2001, 10:53 PM
I am wondering which of OS WINME or WIN2K PRO is best suited (fastest) for a laptop (INSPIRON 8000, PIII 700, 192MB SDRAM PC100, 10GB IBM HD, ATI RAGE MOBILE 128 4XAGP, ESS MAESTRO SOUND CARD, ACTIONTECH COMBO MODEM & 10/100 NIC CARD, DVD, INTEL 815 CHIPSET...) and the following applications: 3D modeling small part and assembly (PRO/E, SOLIDEDGE, INVENTOR, IDEAS etc), MEDIA STUDIO PRO video editing (small footage less than 5 minute), WINDVD (movies) and internet. Any insight thought is greatly appreciated.
01-23-2001, 08:10 AM
Without question - W2K. One of the top design goals of W2K was to have it run easily and quickly on a laptop.
However.... 3D modeling and video editing on a laptop? That's another question in of itself....
01-23-2001, 08:50 AM
Definitely Win2k. It is much more stable than WindowsME. Also, with Whistler coming out soon, it will be easier to upgrade. You might want to wait for Whistler.
01-23-2001, 09:05 AM
I have Win2k on my Inspiron 5000e--it rocks! I can disconnect/reconnect the network cables, pull it out of the docking station, swap hardware, etc. w/o even bothering to tell Win2k to "eject hardware" -- it may conplain but it keeps working great. It's very solid--don't even consider ME. I usually don't even reboot it, I just shut the lid and let it hibernate for the night.
01-23-2001, 12:24 PM
was built with Notebooks in mind REAL PNP take out a hard drive and dont have to reboot... Power managment... Stability... Go for it
01-29-2001, 03:17 AM
Win2k runs very smooth even in my old PII 300 laptop with 64 MB.
Go with Win2k.
01-29-2001, 03:55 AM
WinME isn't worth sh*t, and thats all i gotta say about that.
03-22-2001, 05:42 AM
it's too slow
Win2k, no question. WinME sucks IMHO though others have had a better experience. Also, on the Win2k vs Whistler question, read this article:
What with all the .NET features that will be in Whistler you know it's going to have problems, and I for one am not going to be a beta tester for M$ like all the original Win95 owners were. :borg: Win2k on the other hand rarely gives me any trouble.
03-27-2001, 02:30 AM
its been my experiance that win9x is faster on any computer then win2k.
not saying its better, just faster. he asked what what would be faster.
03-27-2001, 03:53 AM
I just got a compaq rig w/the same specs... It came loaded with ME .. I think. :) Didn't even boot it up.
W2k was designed for laptops. It will take longer to boot/shut down, but only several seconds if you keep it lean, although that software doesn't sound very Calista-like.
Does that S/W run (quick enuf) on your vid card? Do you have the M1 or the M3 chipset? Some of the new 8000's have a 32MB vid card, very very nice.
Supposedly theres a mobile Radeon coming out soon too. (if its not out already)
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