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 vermaden on Mon 18th Dec 2006 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE"
vermaden
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2006-11-18

It's lean, fast, runs on just about any hardware (Works fine on P166)

This advantage makes it best Windows to run under qemu or other emulation/virtualization software like xen, win4bsd or vmware.

Edited 2006-12-18 19:50

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by merkoth on Mon 18th Dec 2006 20:19 in reply to "RE"
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2006-09-22

This advantage makes it best Windows to run under qemu or other emulation/virtualization software like xen, win4bsd or vmware.

Sorry but, last time I checked, you needed to recompile the OS you wanted to run under Xen, and AFAIK you can't recompile any Windows OS.

And people, in a few days Win2K will be more than seven years old, that's a pretty long support window don't you think? I know, this sucks (here at work we'll have to move a few hundreds of workstations to XP) but it was going to happen, sooner or later.

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by smitty on Mon 18th Dec 2006 21:12 in reply to "RE"
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2005-10-13

Sorry but, last time I checked, you needed to recompile the OS you wanted to run under Xen, and AFAIK you can't recompile any Windows OS.

Not if you have the new virtualization hardware (VT and Pacifica).

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by vermaden on Mon 18th Dec 2006 22:45 in reply to "RE"
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2006-11-18

You can use Windows2000 on xen but on processors that support virtualization Intel VT or AMD [AMD-V] just like that.

And You can use Windows2000 exclusively on qemu/vmware/win4bsd/win4lin on all other processors, including these that support virtualization.

And people, in a few days Win2K will be more than seven years old, that's a pretty long support window don't you think?

Yes but it "does the job" if it comes to emulation/virtualization, You can also use Windows2003 it also has similar requirements.

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by hal2k1 on Mon 18th Dec 2006 22:48 in reply to "RE"
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2005-11-11

//And people, in a few days Win2K will be more than seven years old, that's a pretty long support window don't you think?//

I have customers who want solutions that are supportable for 30 years.

The fact that Windows OSes run out of support after a mere 7 years and also that Windows OSes do not come with the source code means that I cannot use Windows as part of the solution for my customers.

If I cannot use Windows OSes, I also cannot use any other Microsoft software, nor can I use any proprietary formats that are supported only on Windows platforms.

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by joelito_pr on Mon 18th Dec 2006 20:55 in reply to "RE"
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2005-07-07

You're right about vmware. And Windows 2000 is the only Windows version I currently use.

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