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07-18-2005, 07:48 PM
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Is there any advantage over XP Home for a home machine?
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07-18-2005, 07:54 PM
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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.

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07-19-2005, 12:48 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 12:51 AM
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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

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07-19-2005, 03:29 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 04:33 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 05:13 AM
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07-19-2005, 05:20 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 05:26 AM
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Or is it that there are some wireless utilities in the professional version that I'm not aware of
Data encryption on NTFS, Remote Desktop, Access control list, Group policies...
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p...choosing2.mspx
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07-19-2005, 05:39 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 05:41 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 05:59 AM
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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.
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07-19-2005, 06:23 AM
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Sorry for hijacking this topic but I promise this is the last off-topic question.

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

Again sorry for the off-topic
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07-19-2005, 07:46 AM
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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).
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07-19-2005, 03:56 PM
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Thank you very much Phil for that info.
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07-19-2005, 05:46 PM
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The cadillac of the VNCs: http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
That's what we use at work

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07-19-2005, 05:59 PM
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How about VPNs?
Does somebody know how to do it?
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07-19-2005, 06:03 PM
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The cadillac of the VNCs: http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/
That's what we use at work

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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.
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07-19-2005, 06:12 PM
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Great Michael
BTW, it also has file transfer, and works lke a charm

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07-20-2005, 02:50 AM
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Great Michael
BTW, it also has file transfer, and works lke a charm

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

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.
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