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  Windows XP from a Mac Perspective
Subject:   Networking simplicity? Not.
Date:   2002-02-13 09:34:54
From:   dogbert
I know you think that XP has improved networking capabilities, but this isn't anything new over what windows 2000 had. Don't forget, windows 2000 and windows XP are pretty much the same at heart. The major difference between xp and windows 2000 is that xp has a "pretty" (if you can call it that) interface and a bunch of wizards.


If you don't believe me about networking being simple, try this: set up a network connection using a static ip address for your home. Go to work and set up a network connection using dhcp. go back and forth between home and work and tell me how fun it is to constantly reconfigure your network settings from static ip to dhcp every time you change locations.


OSX definitely has it over on XP for networking capabilities as well.


Also, I'd like to point out that XP has serious compatibility issues with things like sql server 2000 enterprise manager ( a ms app) and other development tools.


SO take it as you will, but xp is more of a toy operating system than a serious one. Your friend was right to poo poo about the xp. He uses 2000 which in my tests has proven far more stable and reliable (not to mention compatible) than xp. Sad since they're the same kernel and core.


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