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07-06-2001, 11:53 AM
I'm about to purchase a highish-end AMD system (1.4 GHz,256 SD RAM, 60 Gb HD) and I want to know which Windows version is the best for me: win98/Me/2000/NT
I'll primarily be manipulating images through Photoshop as well as playing (quite) a few games. I've heard about alot of driver issues re:compatability with Me & 2000. Can anyone help me with the pros and cons?

07-06-2001, 03:10 PM
I have a newish duron 800 and I use photoshop 6 and play several newish games. I find win98 to be the best for me as it still allows access to a straight dos mode for old skool games. Win98 is fine for this as long as you have a decent graphics card. Win ME is probably not good at all as i have heard of problems with photoshop and also new games. (if you get anything higher than win95, you will need photoshop 6 though as 5.5 doesn't work)

hope this helps,
Jimbob

07-06-2001, 11:38 PM
ahh, im runninga 900athlon 128 of ram with win me. Photoshop 5 works a treat, its perfect. All my games work (excluding the old skool games) but there is nothing wrong with photoshop 5. I suggest win 2000, but you will have to investigate your compatability. If the shop sets it up for you, you will be sweet. But i strongly suggest Me over 98...but it wont make a difference except for speed and crashes..go ME. Dont use NT if you are a gamer. Really try 2000 1st, then ME. (but make sure 200 will work with everything)

09-06-2001, 08:07 PM
2000 all the way