No, I haven't gone to the dark side. You see, I have more than one ThinkPad. Three to be exact. And a TiBook. But that's not the point. And it's a long story, so don't ask.

One ThinkPad runs Windows. That's it's job. It came with XP but I was fed up with it a long time ago. I wasted a long time replacing it with Win2k. It now runs semi-well--not that I use it that often. Maybe that'll help extend its half-life.

What half-life? I'll let Mark explain what the half-life is about and how much fun he had with Windows XP.

Posted by jzawodn at August 03, 2003 11:11 PM

Reader Comments
# Jeremy C. Wright said:

Isn't it this way with every OS? I mean, I've had good and bad XP, 2k, 98, 95, RedHat, Debian, Mac OS7-X, OS2, etc installs, and I've had good ones.

That said, I don't allow XP at work because of all the fuggly options that do in fact need turned off, but we've got 200 2K machines, 10 xNix and 10 Mac machines all running fine. Any stability issues are normally hardware or user-related. Few of them are OS-related, thankfully :)

Good luck with this install Jeremy!

on August 4, 2003 09:03 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I made the change over a year ago. :-)

on August 4, 2003 10:09 AM
# Jeremy C. Wright said:

Geeze, new reader idiotness, eh? :(

on August 5, 2003 01:15 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


I don't know that I ever mentioned it before.

on August 5, 2003 01:29 PM
# Matt said:

I found that not using a 2k machine caused it to rot faster. But then again, the halflife on my 2k boxes tends to be more along the lines of a year to a year and a half.

on August 5, 2003 06:34 PM
# mohamed said:

how replace win2k with xp

on August 28, 2005 09:03 AM
# said:

how replace win2k with xp

on August 28, 2005 09:10 AM
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