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.