Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Dec 2006 18:48 UTC, submitted by Flatline
Microsoft With the recent release of Microsoft's newest potential cash cows, Windows Vista and Office 2007, the company is expecting a wave of upgrades from users seeking the latest functionality. But what if you're not looking for new bells and whistles? What if you want to keep your old operating systems, such as Windows 2000, running as long as possible? Microsoft isn't making it easy for you.
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by judgen on Mon 18th Dec 2006 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE"
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SlayerUI is available on both XP and 2K with minimal differece. So backwardscompatibillity is almost exactly the same in 2K as in Xp just not enabled by default. Also DirectX games of the DX8,8.1 and 9(AB) run faster on 2K. Just look at what OS that has the highest scores compared to hardware in futuremarks suites before the SLI cards came into picture. Also Most apps that "cant be installed" on "k actually run perfectly. A good example of this is Age of empires 3. Says in the installer that it requires windows xp but if you install it on another computer with XP and just copy it over to the 2K machine, deleting the first install (copyright reasons) It will run just fine. This is the case for almost all apps the "require" XP.

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