I wasn't lying. I tested lindows on a spare dell box for a few weeks; said so here, and reported on it at the time. even posted some positives about it.
let's see you do that with windows.
it is semantics. it's all windowsupdate, you guys are quibbling over using it and having the machine automatically update itself. I think.
BTW, you can disable that in XP...it's an option. I do NOT let me xp machine do any updating without my permission.
there is indeed an autoupdate for w2k, tho it may not be in the default install - perhaps it comes in a service pack or may just be in some corporate edition. there are sever workstations i use that have it and were originally installed from w2kpro media, but the autoupdate may have been installed later by one of the tech support people at some point.
regardless of where it came from, it does exist. whether you need to give it permission depends on the settings you give it in the control panel.
<<No after I allowed the machine to proceed,>>
LOL! Right there. You allowed. Manuel intervention. Hence your claim that autoupdate is a part of Win2k is bogus....
Nothing new there.
Hope the trade works out for you, you may have rentered a bit early but with this thing being somewhat manipulated by movement (appearance) it's hard to say.
No doubt if you sold a dollar higher than you got back in, regardless you are better off.
<LOL! You just described the manual update process, again.>
No after I allowed the machine to proceed, there was nothing "manual" about it. It was automatic, exactly like I said in the very post of the thread that you incorrectly took issue with.
<Haw doesn't run XP so he doesn't understand the difference between win2000 update and XP autoupdate>
Actually I a week ago bought a used laptop to give to a computer novice that has XP pro preloaded. I thought I would try it and see.
It auto updated for 40 minutes when connected without my permission, with Win2000 you give permission and then the machine updates automatically, i.e. you don't have to input anything.
<LOL! Are you now claiming that Win2k professional has autoupdate, again?>
I said it automatically updated after I allowed it to do so. And yes, it certainly does, although not very well by my experience.