Originally Posted by Chosen
Great! When I first installed server 2003 I compared its fresh boot speed from bios to desktop to a fresh boot on xp pro (server was converted to workstation)
Needless to say it booted 50% faster than my xp pro installation on the same type of harddrive. I've been hooked since. Never gotten a bsod
Originally Posted by Grim
Bah. I agree. XP is crap.
But I'll disagree with you here guys. XP has better gaming performance because it was created during the time period that Driver devopers were starting to uttilize DX 9. A lot of developers focused on Gaming, so the drivers were better streamlined for XP.
AS you guys are fully aware of, Win2k3 Server is a networking variant of Windows and really, its optimized for networking, I doubt developers optimized their drivers for win2003 server. (I'm speculating based on what I've benchmarked with W2k too.)
No doubt it manages resources better though.
I'd really like to see some benchs comparing WinXP and Win2003 server (grahpics benchmarks that is).
Originally Posted by Chipp
I can say that my BitTorrent habbit is much better supported on Server, as it handles my dual NEC's and seems to make much more effective use of network load balncing. I'm assumings pings will be lower in games, as well.
Originally Posted by nyder
I take it the "low cal" xp is something someone made using Nlite or something?
No thanks, I've had enough of those "Roll your own" xp installs. But, I know nothing about the "low cal" xp, so I'm not saying anythings wrong with it, it might be the shizzzal