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Which one is best? Windows XP : Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)

Robert Jack
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Hi,

1. Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)

2. Windows XP

I am going to buy a new laptop with low budget.

I am confusing, which operating system is the best(speed) for the following configuration

Configuration :
1. Intel® Pentium® processor P6200 (2.13GHz, 3M)
2. 2GB (1 X 2GB) 1 DIMM DDR3 1333Mhz
3. 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
4. Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)

So Which operating system, i choose.

I feel, If i choose Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English) --> May be working speed is low.
I feel Windows XP is ok.


Because In future, i will install NetBean IDE, Apache Tomcat, and MySql.

Please Suggest me.


Help me,
Thanks in advance.
Maneesh Godbole
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Can you even get XP anymore? That's two versions ago, with Vista in-between.

Anyway, Windows 7 is surprising good in this regard. My work recently upgraded my laptop from Windows XP to Windows 7 (which I had no choice), and to my surprised, my laptop is running better (and slightly faster).

I have been using Windows 7 at home since it was released, but that was with a hardware upgrade to Nehalem; I just assumed that the OS was slower, and the hardware more than made up for it.

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If you have to choose between Windows XP and Windows 7, then ofcourse Windows 7 is much better.

It has much better security and is more modern and up-to-date than Windows XP. Windows XP is already almost 10 years old. I'm surprised you can even still buy a new system that runs Windows XP.


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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Ubuntu


I love Ubuntu, so much so I run it on my MacBook Pro via VirtualBox, but I'm reluctant to recommend it to people seeking advice on Windows. If someone wants Windows, they will be bound to be disappointed (Linux is not Windows). Now if the OP were asking if Windows is still worth the purchase prices, I'd recommend Linux in a heartbeat.
Does 64-bit Windows offer any advantages over 32-bit Windows if one only has 2GB of RAM? I'd think not, but I don't have any references.


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Gaurav Sagar
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Go for Windows 7, since all the latest version of software would be as per the new version of OS i.e. Windows 7. Further XP has some security loopholes and is more vulnerable and most of all Microsoft has either removed the support for XP or would remove it soon.

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and most of all Microsoft has either removed the support for XP or would remove it soon

The end of extended support is currently listed as April 2014.


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Joe Ess wrote:
Maneesh Godbole wrote:Ubuntu


I love Ubuntu, so much so I run it on my MacBook Pro via VirtualBox, but I'm reluctant to recommend it to people seeking advice on Windows. If someone wants Windows, they will be bound to be disappointed (Linux is not Windows). Now if the OP were asking if Windows is still worth the purchase prices, I'd recommend Linux in a heartbeat.
Does 64-bit Windows offer any advantages over 32-bit Windows if one only has 2GB of RAM? I'd think not, but I don't have any references.


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Pat Farrell
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Windows 7 home premium, 64 bit. Get a lot more than 2GB. Minimum these days is 4GB for casual users, and 6 or 8 GB if you are a developer.

Developers tend to run things like Apache, MySql, Glassfish, and Netbeans (or Eclipse) along with their Java code, plus the usual browsers, email clients, IM/IRC, etc.

XP was a justified purchase when the alternative was Vista. Win 7 is a much better solution. No new machines should have XP.
 
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