[ntp:questions] What is the best program for Windows XP?

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Jul 3 15:44:30 UTC 2007


Ryan, Richard,

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> Ryan Malayter wrote:
>> On Jul 3, 2:35 am, Martin Burnicki <martin.burni... at meinberg.de>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>>Of course. Heiko has made a little change for NT4 just a few days ago.
>> 
>> I'm just curious, what is the rationale for continued support of an 11
>> year old operating system? I know it is all up to the volunteer as to
>> what they tackle, but it just seems a bit pointless. I haven't seen a
>> running NT4 system in about three years at any of my clients.
> 
> Perhaps some of their customers are still using W/NT?  I, too, saw some
> W/NT systems three years ago; they're gone now, primarily because the
> company was bought out.  We only had four or five left out of about two
> hundred desktop PCs; the rest of our Windows systems ran W/2K or W/XP.
> 
> Companies are reluctant to replace working systems that get the job
> done!  Let one fail, however, and they won't spend a dime repairing it;
> just drop it in the dumpster and  bring in a new one.

Exactly this is the reason, especially since in general ntpd runs fine under
Windows NT, and there's only one little thing with network interface
handling which needs a workaround for Windows NT. 

Martin
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Martin Burnicki

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