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    XP or 2000

    I need to upgrade 25 computers in my office. Most are running Win98, some 98SE, and 2 are on NT Workstation 4.0. We are on a Novell network and use Outlook for email. Should I wait for XP or upgrade to 2000 now? I hate the idea of getting a 1.0 version of an OS in my corporate environment.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    no exchange server? that makes it a little easier - but outlook has so many improvements that it's hard to recommend 2000 over xp.

    anwhy not get a demo of office xp and try it for yourself? see if you need the new features.. then decide. the demo versions need activated and only work on one computer - for 25 you shoud get a volume license and avoid activation.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    Thanks for the information. Can you tell me more about getting the demo version? You mean get the current beta? And I could get a volume license for the beta?! Amazing. Do I just contact MSoft for more info?

    I have an NT Server 4.0, but I'll probably upgrade that next year. It's just a file and Internet app server. We access our Exchange Server via our larger City network. Not planning to touch that, though I do need to be able to network with it.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    if you are conecting with exchange sever and use a second mail account, you might like outlook 2002 better. however - if it's exchange 2000, you can get free upgrades of outlook 2002. (ask the admin)

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/office/evaluation/default.htm>http://www.microsoft.com/office/evaluation/default.htm</A> it's the final code, not beta but can't be upgraded using VL.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    For a prerelease copy of Windows XP go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/preview/order.asp> Windows

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    oops - can we guess who is doing three things at once this morning? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: XP or 2000

    I checked out the web page, and it seems to say that only peer-to-peer networking is enabled. All my computers run on a Novell network, and I don't have an "extra" I can use just for testing. It doesn't sound like the Preview program download option would work for me. Am I interpreting the Preview program features/limitations correctly?

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    Re: XP or 2000

    I'm not interested in Office XP, just Windows XP.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    You would need the Pro version, as far as I know it is a choice when you sign up for it.

    I cut this from a sub page at the MS page that I listed above.
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    For networking:

    Network adapter appropriate for the type of local-area, wide-area, wireless, or home network you wish to connect to, and access to an appropriate network infrastructure; access to third-party networks may require additional charges
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    I have been testing using a P2P network, but the wizard always defaults to a Domain type of settings. I would also check with Novell for any info that they can give you about using Windows XP Pro with your network..

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    Are you talking about upgrading the OS or Office?
    I got the impression you were talking about the OS, but the thread got side-tracked into discussing Office.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    I have been using XP Pro RC1 recently on a 233MHz P3 machine with 64M RAM. While its not the quickest, its certainly good enough to cope with "ordinary" users if there are such beings. Todays crop of 800MHz + machines with 128M RAM should fairly breeze along.

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    Re: XP or 2000

    I thought it was clear due to the fact that this is the Windows XP forum, but some are confused. I'm talking about the OS, not Office. I can't ever foresee the need to upgrade Office 2000.

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