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95 or NT on a lab computer

Karl Roberts kr1 at PGSTUMAIL.PG.CC.MD.US
Fri Jan 23 15:22:36 EST 1998

If you are going to use your new system as a server, NT is probably your
best bet. However, WIN95 will act as a server without much trouble, and
will allow you to access additional memory above the 24MB barrier you
normally have running WIN95 in desktop computer mode.  The advise I
generally give people who consult with me about these issues is use the
system which you are most comfortable with if that system will perform
the new operations you wish to add. I expect that you will want to
upgrade to NT soon, but you can probably do fine with 95.
Karl J. Roberts, Ph.D.
Prince George's Community College

On Wed, 21 Jan
1998, Don Walthers wrote:

> We're about to purchase a new computer for the lab and just wanted some
> opinions on using Windows95 vs WindowsNT. It will mainly be a general
> purpose computer running Office, Statistica, Photoshop and some sort of
> DNA/protein analysis software. The computer may also act as a server for
> sequence data but won't be heavily accessed. The only computer literate
> person in the lab is very familiar with 95 but never used NT. We also
> haven't looked at the DNA/protein software yet so don't know if some of the
> better packages are specific for NT. Are we better off just getting 95 and
> worrying about NT as a future upgrade. The system will be around a 200MHz
> Pentium or Pentium II with 64 MB ram. Thanks for your opinoins.
> --
> Don Walthers
> Microbiology & Biochemistry
> University of Idaho
> http://www.uidaho.edu/~walt9693

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