|Originally posted by gsferrari
...myrkat - did you ever try linux on your system??
Not on my 8887, but I run Mandrake 9.0 on my desktop system (now collecting dust)...
|Originally posted by shmoejoe
...What I want to know is if I will notice the difference between a clean install of win 2000 with an XP Pro upgrade and a clean install of XP Pro when doing the above metioned stuff. And, if so, what will be the difference?...
You PROBABLY will notice a difference. When I did an upgrade install, it "felt" and "seemed" sluggish compared to the systems (similar specs) that I did clean installs on. It was not as bad as a 9x to 2000 upgrade (nightmare, usually); but was not a good feeling, either.
Soon after an upgrade, I went back and re-installed XP fresh... and, indeed it "seemed" and "felt" quicker. Now, I do not know if it was psychological, but I almost NEVER recommend an upgrade to an OS - always a fresh install.
I gathered two things from your post:
1) You are a STUDENT? Get the STUDENT version (i.e. CHEAPER) XP Pro!
2) You are buying/going to buy a laptop, therefore it's a fresh install anyway, get an UPGRADE version of XP Pro if you already own a Win2000 OS CD...