pcalvert Posted March 4, 2007 Share Posted March 4, 2007 I agree about Win2K. After several years of procrastination, I dropped Win98 and moved to Win2K a year ago. For the most part, I like it. One thing that surprised me is that it seems significantly snappier than Win98-- at least on this particular computer. I'm not sure why that is.As for malware, I don't think it's a big issue if you know what you're doing. There are a number of utilities you can use to harden the OS and, of course, there are the usual security programs like firewalls, antivirus programs, HIPS, etc.One of the ways that I help keep Win2K clean is by limiting its exposure to the Internet. If I don't need to use a particular Windows program and I am going to be making heavy use of the Internet (which is most of the time), then I will boot into Linux. If I do need to use the Net while I am in Windows, I only do so while logged in as a user with limited privileges. And for a web browser I use Firefox with the NoScript extension and run it in a sandbox (Sandboxie).Even though I plan to keep using Win2K, I think I will keep using Win98 for certain purposes. I might install a 98lited Win98 SE to use as a maintenance/backup OS, and I may also install and run it under QEMU so I can use Windows programs without leaving Linux.Phil Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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