I want to try OS other than windows xp....please suggest me some?
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4 Aug 09
I can suggest a newer version of Windows operating system, but like what some may have commented on, in order for you to have a newer version OS like Vista, or Windows 7, you'll have to meet the requirements for them. For example, if you wanted to upgrade from XP to Vista, the minimum system requirements are: Processor speed of 800MHz 512MB RAM Graphics system that supports DirectX 9.0 DVD-ROM Drive Now it may seem that your system may be able to run Vista, but just keep in mind that it's the minimum requirement just capable enough to operate. Suprisingly, the current OS is operating with barely 256MB of system memory, and considering the fact that there's probably quite a bit of software installed, i'm sure it isn't optimal. the reason why i mentioned it is because i've had quite some experience with XP and believe me the operating system starts getting a little slugish once the neccessary software is installed. If you're looking for advice, i suggest maybe getting a motherboard/cpu combination, 2GB RAM, a 512MB video card, and a 500W Power supply. You can upgrade those for maybe as cheap as $400. Or, you can try to see what you can do with what you have now, but you wouldn't be satisfied. I don't know the current system you have because it wasn't specified on your post, but it sounds like a pc with pentium 4 and if so, there may be a possibility that you can upgrade to a newer OS because it's more likely to have a graphics port, and support a maximum of 2GB of system memory. Now if the pc is from the generation of Pentium 3, the maximum ram the system will support would only be 512MB, and believe me you'll most likely run into problems with compatability, etc.... Well that's the most blab as far as Windows is concerned. And if you're interested download this guide to optimize XP since you only have 256MB. No catch, if you know how to read and follow directions, it can speed it up. It's the one on the right that says XP, download the guide and check it out. Merry x-mas. HTTP://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html
4 Aug 09
with those stats - stick to XP, or you could try out Linux - but it will take you a long time to actually figure out what goes on on your screen. Still - OS aint something you want to be switching every now and then - and with your current computer - there is no way it would survive Win 7, which would be the only logical step to move forwards to.