[Dshield] WMF "wait for us"

Mrcorp mrcorp at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 6 21:35:52 GMT 2006


Just for the record, I run ME still on one of my computers and have never really had a problem
with it.  Also, XP home for some people I help, no problems.  Perhaps its the administrators??  ;)

Mrcorp

--- Paul Marsh <pmarsh at nmefdn.org> wrote:

> 
> I'll second that besides ME, Home has got to be one of the flakiest.
> For entertainment upgrade Home to PRO and let the fun begin ;)
> 
> Thanx, Paul
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org
> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Aaron Lewis
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 11:50 AM
> To: 'General DShield Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] WMF "wait for us"
> 
> 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 can't.
> 
> Yes the support does end on Jan 1 2007 or Dec 31 2006 however you look
> at it.
> 
> -ADL
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org
> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org]On Behalf Of Johannes B. Ullrich
> Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 11:14 AM
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> 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:
> 
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
> 
> The missing "networking features" are unlikely to be used in a home
> environment.
> 
> 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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