Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP
Windows NT is basically used for business users. NT is still being used by a large number of businesses. It is fairly stable, and not meant for games and entertainment. It will crash, however, it does what is called a screen dump. From personal experience I can tell you this is as upsetting as a BSOD.
Windows 2000 was built on the NT kernel and is very stable. I used Windows 2000 for almost two years and can honestly say I never experienced a BSOD. Windows 2000 is also primarily a business version. A lot of the programs that I used would not run on Windows 2000, so I had my computer setup to dual boot both Windows 98 and Windows 2000.
Ah, Windows XP! I loved it. It didn't crash and I could use all of my programs in Windows XP. Windows XP was also based on the NT kernel with a lot of the feature of 9x built in. But it wasn't perfect. I had a few problems with some things not working quite right or the way I want, but I managed to find a fix or a work around. There are many web sites devoted to Windows XP and Windows 2000. Some of them are listed here.
- What is Windows XP? By Hal Cardona
- Doug's Windows Tweaks and Tips
- Programs List (Microsoft) How to manually remove programs.
- Burning CDs in Windows XP
- Safe Mode for Windows XP
- Windows XP Technical Information
- Want to know what all those ID numbers mean in the Event log? Go to (You guessed it) Event ID to find out!
- UpdateWindowsXP This site has a lot of stuff going for it, and offers a free newsletter, too. Free Windows XP tips, program reviews and more.
- Need more room on your hard drive? As long as your computer is running ok, you can remove those hot fix files. Doug Knox has a utility that will do it.
- A description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP Pro
- What you may see if your Windows XP is not a valid copy!