Solved

What OS?

Posted on 2000-05-03
1
173 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Hi,
I'm running a Dell PC at home (128 MB RAM, P III 500 MHz) and my problem is Windoze 98. I'v seen '95, '98 and NT and they all stink. I want to use my PC for imaging, scanning, retouching and printing pictures in photo-quality and to digitize music from analog source, e.g. record-player to transfer those dusty vinyls over to CD. Win98 is a monsterous drain on system resources, keeps crashing and is a general pain to use. What Operating Systems other than anything Microsoft do you recommend that is stable enough to save my sanity?
0
Comment
Question by:Jochen
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
j2 earned 75 total points
ID: 2773337
I would recommend NT, since it is stable, given a proper install. Part from that i think your only viable choise is Linux, but it is _very_ picky about hardware (especially scanners). But GIMP is an excellent image manipulation tool for Unix (not as feature rich as Photoshop tho).

However, given the steep learning curve of linux, it might actually preserve your sanity.
0

Featured Post

Use Case: Protecting a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the norm in dynamic IT environments. This document describes the challenges that organizations face when protecting data in a hybrid cloud IT environment and presents a use case to demonstrate how Acronis Backup protects all data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Cisco 2960 unable to add SFP modules to device 9 138
Clone Windows 95 1GB IDE drive onto 40GB IDE drive 29 104
IRQL not equal zero blue screen 13 78
computer chips and rfid 6 53
We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …

751 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question