Older Windows Versions May Cause Problems For Agency Systems
Older versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system are far less efficient and may hurt performance of agency management systems, according to Tim Mann, a systems expert with Helix Information Services, Portland, Ore.
Manns remarks were part of a presentation–”Compare and Contrast Windows Operating Systems”–delivered here recently at the 17th Annual Education Conference of Applied Systems Client Network.
“Unless theyre in a terminal server environment, Windows 95 users are currently hurting themselves” in terms of performance, Mann declared. He added that Windows 98 is “better,” and that Windows 2000 is “better still.
“Windows 95 [combined] with old hardware could easily waste an hour each day,” said Mann. “Microsoft has ended support for Windows 95. If something goes wrong, you have no recourse.”
Mann noted that Windows 98 “is still a good operating system,” but he asserted that “Windows 2000 is the way to go, especially with later versions of Applied software.
“Hopefully,” he added, “no one is on Windows [Millennium Edition]. I dont even want to go there.”
According to Mann, the development of Windows 2000 Professional is comparable in magnitude to the development of Windows 95 as a replacement for the Windows 3.x series. “Its much more stable,” said Mann of Windows 2000. “You can be up and running for two or three days without having to reboot [Windows].”