I use ClamWin, setting it to scan everything weekly.
Yes I also use it but it's always trying to update it's database on each boot even when internet is not present which is annoying.
That can be unchecked easily.
Also I'm proud and glad to have Win2k. XP is too slow
Windows XP seems slower than Windows 2000 on a machine with the same amount of RAM because it starts more services. Once you turn off the Luna theme and the extra services, they're almost exactly the same codebase.
and often crashes
In my experience, Windows XP is equal in quality to Windows 2000, again because they're both Windows NT 5.x.
(don't know why it got that much popular)
Preinstalls, for one. That's the only reason Vista is getting popular.
If it's getting really too old one day I'll switch to Ubuntu, but it is not as good when it comes to drivers
It is if you research your computer before buying it. Unfortunately, the poor selection of complete computers in some brick-and-mortar computer stores and some store managers' paranoia against rebooting with a live CD make this difficult.
and you always have to download pieces of programms I've hard.
Unlike Windows, "Add/Remove Programs" on Ubuntu can actually add
programs. If you install a program through this package manager, it will download all the pieces for you.
Otherwise, Windows has exactly the same problem. Some programs require the .NET Framework or Java player or whatever, and you have to install those pieces before you install the program. Other programs for Windows just include pieces like GTK+ in the installer, and having multiple versions of a single piece installed on one computer can cause conflicts
BMF54123 wrote:why didn't ATi just add an OS check that pops up a warning dialog, stating that the drivers are untested/unsupported and any problems you encounter are entirely your fault?
Perhaps the Windows logo program forbids showing "no warranty" dialog boxes: the OS is either compatible or incompatible.
Banshaku wrote:and some improvement in the sound handling, which I forgot what.
The big change to audio in Windows XP that I can think of relates to digital restrictions management, a scheme used by publishers of copyrighted works to deter some forms of copying. It's called Secure Audio Path, which lets a Windows Media file require that its audio be played only through drivers with a Windows logo. It also requires drivers not to play Secure Audio Path audio through cleartext digital outputs.