XP benefits

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Just started compiling a list of features introduced with XP that might be beneficial from either a management or IT perspective in a business environment.

    What I've got so far:
    USB 2.0 support
    Driver availability
    Administrative access - running programs as Admin while limited user is still logged in (also available in Win2000)
    Fewer reboots - when installing apps or making administrative changes
    Performance - handles memory better... what else?
    System Restore
    Remote Desktop

    What am I missing?
     
  2. electrickpirate

    electrickpirate pirate extraordinaire

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    system recovery?
    security center, not in itself, but i monitor any AV installed
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I actually think Security Center is kind of a pain in a business environment. With hardware firewalls and enterprise level AV, amongst other things, I wish it would come disabled in the XP Pro version.
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    i second that.
     
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Mine is disabled when I install it. Check out MSFN's unattended site.
     
  6. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Limited accounts. Install restriction. No Kazza or Bearshare at work.

    I almost got into a fist fight with a girl who considered the recieving computer hers, and thereby the music she had downloaded and all the games hers too. On the company net' on their computer. I was send down to the mans other place to clean it up.

    Limited accounts were passed around like candy at Christmas time.


    They all now hate me, and Sarah refuses to speak to me but that is just tough ****.
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yeah, XP implemented more User Rights policies, but they have always existed in NT-based operating systems.
     
  8. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Alot of us were upgrading from 9x based systems.
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Definitely some huge benefits in that case.
     
  10. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    In addition to better memory handling, I'd say better multitasking since the OS is more stable.
    Also, larger memory support.
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    True, multitasking is a positive result of better memory handling.
     
  12. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Mixed opinions on this one definitely.... but Networking setup is much easier than 9x based Windows and possibly 2k.
     
  13. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    network printer support. try getting a printer installed on win 9x if there is no share for it. if it is just an IP printer.. It was fun figuring that out.
     
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  14. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i didn't know windows 2000 couldn't support usb 2.0 hm
     
  15. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Again, this was implemented in all NT-based operating systems. It's relatively easy to do in NT 4, but better in XP.

    It couldn't originally because USB 2.0 didn't exist at the time. ;) I believe SP 4 added that feature.
     
  16. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    windows xp didnt support usb 2.0 u had to install separate drivers from the manufacturer until sp1 i believe
     
  17. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    yup ur right
     
  18. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Something I didn't list that nobody has mentioned yet. SP2 of XP adds a Time Synchronization tab in the Date/Time Properties, allowing you to set the client to synch its time with a number of time servers around the U.S.