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nicksteel 07-18-2005 07:48 PM

Windows XP Professional
 
:?: Is there any advantage over XP Home for a home machine?

kwag 07-18-2005 07:54 PM

Hi nicksteel,

Not really :)
You only get some additional service on the Prof. version.
So if you intend to use it as a home OS, then XP home edition is just fine.

-kwag

Zyphon 07-19-2005 12:48 AM

XP Home sucks, especially if you have a home network, it is too restrictive compared to the Pro version.

When I order a new PC I always specify that I am willing the pay the extra for XP Pro it is well worth for me at least. :)

kwag 07-19-2005 12:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zyphon
XP Home sucks, especially if you have a home network.

Are you sure Michael :?:
Because the TCP/IP stack is identical in both versions!
Or is it that there are some wireless utilities in the professional version that I'm not aware of :roll:

-kwag

Zyphon 07-19-2005 03:29 AM

Hi Karl,

It is more to do with security with Networking, on the home edition you can only have the simple file sharing when sharing folders over a network, but on the Pro version you can have password protected folders.

This is what made me change.

Dialhot 07-19-2005 04:33 AM

Just a little more thing : a basic "default" installation of XP Home takes twice more space on the HD than the same on Pro. Simply because of all the themes and sounds that are installed for nothing.

nicksteel 07-19-2005 05:13 AM

:D Thanks, Guys.

Zyphon 07-19-2005 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dialhot
Just a little more thing : a basic "default" installation of XP Home takes twice more space on the HD than the same on Pro. Simply because of all the themes and sounds that are installed for nothing.

True Phil, I forgot about all that extra nonsense that XP Home installs. :)

Dialhot 07-19-2005 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Or is it that there are some wireless utilities in the professional version that I'm not aware of :roll:

Data encryption on NTFS, Remote Desktop, Access control list, Group policies...
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...choosing2.mspx

Zyphon 07-19-2005 05:39 AM

[quote="Dialhot"]
Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Data encryption on NTFS, Remote Desktop, Access control list, Group policies...

Yes indeed Phil, these are some of the things that helped me decide which version to choose. :)

Zyphon 07-19-2005 05:41 AM

Out of curiousity has any one used Remote Desktop on XP Pro?

I have a couple of PC's on my home network and I wanted to be able to remotely control my other PC over the LAN.

I just wanted to know just how secure it is, both machines run Kerio Firewall im just nervous that maybe this could exploited by a hacker?

Can anyone put my mind at ease before using it?

Sorry for the OT btw.

Dialhot 07-19-2005 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zyphon
im just nervous that maybe this could exploited by a hacker?

Then just forget.

For my personal stuff I use VNC, for professional teleassistance we use Timbuktu.

Zyphon 07-19-2005 06:23 AM

Sorry for hijacking this topic but I promise this is the last off-topic question. :oops:

I was going to use TightVNC would you recommend that Phil?

Again sorry for the off-topic

Dialhot 07-19-2005 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zyphon
I was going to use TightVNC would you recommend that Phil?

I don't know it. I use RealVNC. Note that I often use VNC to teleassist my custumers in Galway and sometimes in Ottawa. Thus I can consider that as secure else Nortel (my company) would have turn off the protocol from the firewall (as it does for MSN, but that's an other story).

Zyphon 07-19-2005 03:56 PM

Thank you very much Phil for that info. :)

kwag 07-19-2005 05:46 PM

The cadillac of the VNCs: http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
That's what we use at work ;)

-kwag

Prodater64 07-19-2005 05:59 PM

How about VPNs?
Does somebody know how to do it?

Zyphon 07-19-2005 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
The cadillac of the VNCs: http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
That's what we use at work ;)

-kwag

Lol, I actually downloaded this a couple of nights ago and forgot to mention it here, It looked good and with encryption also.

Thanks for the recommendation Karl, I shall give that a try. :)

kwag 07-19-2005 06:12 PM

Great Michael :D
BTW, it also has file transfer, and works lke a charm :cool:

-kwag

Zyphon 07-20-2005 02:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Great Michael :D
BTW, it also has file transfer, and works lke a charm :cool:

-kwag

That is excellent news Karl, thank you very much for this recommendation I shall definately test this one out. :D

I wanted to use this to control my other PC over the LAN and wanted to test RB-Farm and start the 2nd PC remotely, this tool will help me loads. :)

The file transfer mode sounds awesome also, thanks again. :D


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