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# Lousy OS?

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I know WinME is a lousy OS for doing...well, anything...but is there ANY way I can get around having to reboot every time I (ahem) "make a development error" and lock up the system? The entire system doesn''t lock up that often, but on occassion it does, and it''s very annoying when this happens. Usually I can alt-ctrl-del and kill the program if I really need to. I''m doing network programming (TCP/IP)....maybe this is just an issue with the library I''m using. But I have a feeling it happens alot with network programming (not to mention other types of programming). This kind of thing has always been the biggest roadblock for me in learning network programming. (ex-Win95 user, current WinME user, go figure) But how does everyone else get around problems like this? Is using Win2000, NT, or XP the only real solution? (And does THAT even stop this?)

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NT-based os:es is *the* choice for serious development. Consider ME/9x as a test environment. NT solves this for sure.

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Why hasn''t Win2k replaced NT? Isn''t it supposed to?

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Win2K is NT-based...

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Use 2000 or XP. Period. Apart from if you get flaky drivers you should have a rock solid system. And frankly 2000/XP is just plain better in everyway (unless you''re running a P120 with 16MB).

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I know Win2K is NT based... I read it as "NT" and somehow missed the "based" part. I guess I was tired and missed that!!

nt 4 -> nt 4
nt 5 -> 2000
nt 6 -> xp pro

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The good thing about win98 is that you can do whatever you want with the computer.
The bad thing about win98 is that you can do whatever you want with the computer.

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The good thing about win98 is that you can do whatever you want with the computer.
The bad thing about win98 is that you can do whatever you want with the computer.

Too true

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nt 4 -> nt 4
nt 5 -> 2000
nt 6 -> xp pro

Actuly Xp is NT 5.1

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Longhorn will be 6.0. The recently renamed "Windows Server 2003"(used to be "Windows .NET Server 2003") is only 5.2.

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." -- George Bernhard Shaw

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Windows XP (home and pro) is still, in a way NT5. Most people have probably noticed that Windows XP is just Windows 2000 with some extra goodies. And XP is a little more stable than 2000, I''ve noticed. ME is a waste of money, and if you ask me Microsoft only made it so people wouldn''t have an OS referencing the year ''1998'' in 2001.

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Windows CE + Windows ME + Windows NT = CEMENT

- CheeseMonger

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Windows ME is so underrated

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hrm.. longhorn. i''ve seen some beta shots of that.. looks like XP
with another new paint job.

what''s this project neptune thing i''ve heard about? anybody know?

-eldee
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Windows ME is so underrated

It''s not possible to underrate it.

For our sadistic pleasure, would you please attempt to run scan disk on drive C:

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pls don''t start a religious war

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pls don''t start a religious war

No one is posting religously.

Other than saying "NT-based", may I suggest Linux-based??

Btw, Windows ME is the only OS that pass the "60 minutes money back guaranteed" test.