• Subject: Re: New PC - What MS OS?
  • From: Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 06:23:24 -0500
  • Organization: Dilgard Frozen Foods

Roger Pence wrote:

> 3. Iffy twinax connectivity. NT won't recognize many twinax cards (or any
> other hardware-dependent cards).

I don't use twinax for PC's anymore ('cept for a couple of stragglers). 
Ethernet seems much better.

> 4. No plug and play support (which, although maligned for Win9x has saved me
> lots of time and grief)

Understood.  Although there are times it's Plug and Pray.  The guy at
the local Microage jokes that plug and play "adds 15 minutes to the time
it takes to configure a device."

> 5. Memory! Win9X reaches diminishing returns past 64MB, not NT. With NT, get
> 128MB!
> 6. No disk defrag included--get one and use it

I would go 128 with NT.  Any particular defrag?

> 8. OS cost. For one workstation, the upgrade isn't a big deal. For lots,
> though, bring your fat checkbook.

Only IS people (meaning only me) would get Win NT.  All else get Win98.
> One other thought, MS has backed off its NT-on-the-desktop strategy. There
> is a wave of discontent building for very fat desktops and MS has seen the
> light. Don't be bullied into thinking Win9X goes away anytime soon).

That's interesting.  I had not heard MS backing off the
NT-on-the-desktop strategy like that.
> Having said all that, if you can live within its constraints, I agree with
> Bob that NT is the way to go.

Thanks for all the insight.


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