[Dshield] WMF "wait for us"

Aaron Lewis aaron at adldatacomm.net
Fri Jan 6 16:49:40 GMT 2006

I have to say that I have also found XP Home to be far less stable. That
could just be me and the systems I've experienced but that's my feeling. I
personally won't allow my family or clients to use XP Home in any
environment. I just don't see the point of limiting yourself to save a
couple bucks. Somewhere a few months later they'll want to do something they

Yes the support does end on Jan 1 2007 or Dec 31 2006 however you look at


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Subject: Re: [Dshield] WMF "wait for us"

Wes S wrote:
> On 5 Jan 2006 at 8:55, Tim Hollebeek wrote:
>> Compared to the decision to completely discontinue security
>> support for XP Home in less than a year (!), this decision
>> is eminently reasonable.
>> -Tim
> What?  I just bought my mom a XP home computer for Christmas.  Is
> this really true?

Here is MSFT's comparison page:


The missing "networking features" are unlikely to be used in a home

The only feature I would miss for home use is the encrypted file system
if you install it on a laptop. But for a desktop, thats probably less of
an issue (unless you have desktops walking away from you).

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