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XP versus W2k Pro when running a digital audio workstation

I run a digital audio workstation [DAW]; and it means lots of DirectX plug-ins and fast, low-latency WDM drivers for my audio board. Would XP be better than W2k Pro?
While W2k has greatly improved the performance of multimedia functions, the personal platforms have inherently less overhead in some of their operations. Video and multimedia functions historically have performed better on Windows 98 family. However, this has been in part related to development of drivers that leverage Windows NT/2000 enhancements. In short, you will need to test your particular setup on each platform.
This was last published in May 2001

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