have you tried it? how can you know that it "will still be flawed"? can you see into the future?
i like hardware firewalls, they work well. but for the people that don't have them, i think this will be a fine solution. i can't see into the future either, but i think the xp firewall in sp2 will be an improvement because i have tried it, and they have made progress.
It would definitely have been nice to be able to use a firewall that's built-into the OS rather than using third-party software. Unfortunately, the only thing that will prevent me from using WF in SP2 is going to be the lack of outbound monitoring.
Since I'm already behind a NAT router, outbound monitoring is pretty much the only reason I use a software firewall. In any case, WF is still going to be a nice basic solution for people who need only inbound protection.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS