[lanse] Re: Best OS for gaming

  • From: "Michael Knowles" <Michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lanse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:03:52 +0100

XP definitely.  I've run both for gaming and XP leaves 2K in it's wake.

Incidentally, you may have issues with 2K's interrupt handling on clone
machines - I did, and the damn thing wouldn't stay stable for more than 5
mins.  Works fine with XP.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Green" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <lanse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 10:34 PM
Subject: [lanse] Best OS for gaming

> Hey all
> Well it has been very quiet on here so far, so here goes with the first
> post.
> I'm in the process of reinstalling all my machines here. I have three
> desktop PCs (two in my study and one downstairs) and my laptop. At
> present these all run WinXP Pro, except for the laptop with runs WinXP
> Home. I also have three servers (1 file server, 2 games servers) all
> running Win2K Server.
> The servers are staying as is, but for the desktop PCs I have the choice
> of Win98 2nd Edition, Win2k Pro or WinXP Pro. The trouble is I can't
> decide which is the best for gaming. All three machines are used
> extensively for gaming as I often run mini-LANs here at home (one is a
> dual P3 1Ghz, one is an AthlonXP 1800+, the third a Celeron 1Ghz. The
> laptop is a P3 933).
> So any suggestions on which I should go for and why? I've pretty much
> ruled out Win98 as I do think it is dire, and won't support dual
> processor machines - but I have it there as an option. The real choices
> are 2K or XP, but I just can't make my mind up.
> Chris

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