Did you miss the message, you quoted something fast. again
Windows 98 is the same as XP, just a different Kernel that runs everything on the same OP level and security level, so in your case none is better than the other when you have a bunch of fouled mouth, juice drinking, sippy cup straw loving koolaid fans.
Now im saying that because you wrote like you knew something in the DS forums, but my respsect is out the window if you cant work a cd \ . Or find a book on this.
Hello my youngling,
Windows Xp is used at schools or probably seems everywhere to you because upgrading the networks would mean either serious amount of work by the network adminisiter or outside work.
Windows Xp is installed on school networks (or seems to be there still for a couple reasons)
- It works dont fix it
- Its highly reliable and has good security (Risk to Reward ratio), meaning theres no point installing Windows 7 (ill skip vista thats ajoke)/ Windows 7 requires much configuration and time to setup with premissions and domain status, that can be pulled by down by the sound of a grade 8 click, that will eventually take over an object (example a directory in the computer c:\windows , c:\windows\system32 ) that will now completely defeat the idea of having windows 7 over windows xp. As there is no longer a reason one is better than another in a network setup when your basically logging on tons of inexperienced users without a good group policy.
- Windows 7 can be configured properly, it can be configured so this stuff doesnt happen? Yes your right, but if your moving with the flow of technogoly your still years behind in basic NTFS or FAT32. Again, while theres NTFS and Windows xp has support in sp3 or 2, cant remember, the problem is, once its easily broken, (that means the premissions are changable ) it does not matter what operating system you are running. To put plainly, if you can find a way around to get to command prompt in Windows XP or Windows 7. You can make an adminisitration account (in 1 to 3 minutes) and you can make the changes and security you want).
- So what am I on about?
Windows 7 / Windows Vista (Vista is the ugly twin of windows 7), uses a based file system premissions, that allows trustedinstaller or system to use any and all directories with FULL CONTROL, that means, system or trustedinstaller is allowed to make changes to any directory/file on the computer.
Windows XP Sp2 , SP3 3.2.008
Will difference itself by admin and user by profile settings and using a restricted command prompt thats easily to override by using old dos commands at the prompt. the c:\users\\your direcory here\desktop/profieles/downlaods,documents
You have just as much access to the admin account
I was hoping youd know your stuff a lot better sparky.
The windows 7 , while it uses NTFS and access directory to block unauthorized users to go into directories they are not authorized to. Still lacks security, windows is on the right path, while linux is clearly ahead, you have to give it to windows sometimes, because they have to cater to all users, dumb, never used a computer, im pro man, super ubers user 15 years oold and super man jimbo. Windows has to open and make easy all these access premissions. So windows 7 you can still give yourself Root God (for your youngling self, that gives your SU super usuer control)
You can do this by writing a batch file (was a normal thing to do when you had DOS), people using DOS back in the day had to edit autoexec.bat. To make if they want the CDROM driver to load up or not, if they wanted a game to run faster without loading unnessary items to memory.
So back to the point ... Windows 7 , assumes a batch file, is run by the system, so it make small changes to the c:\windows section and root directory of the \users where all users docuemnts are kept,
you change some and you eventually have full control over all
So none are above.
Now to shut you down from speaking again,
Windows XP is supported still. In fact Windows XP is still supported more than whats refered to as Windows 7 native (Windows 7 64-bit). Windows Xp uses 32 bit applications, windows 7 comes in 32 bit and 64 bit verisons. Windows 7 has been pushing now 68 percent of the 64 bit on OEM and pre-assembled computers, through bestbuy, futureshop , etc. 64 bit used to be a lonely place, but with windows 7, theres a backward support for 32bit, which was in 64bit xp, but with problems. The windows 7 64 bit supports good 32bit/multi enviroment.
So back to the windows xp is not support is bullshit .
Windows Xp stuff (32bit applications) are going to be around more in majority than 64 bit applications in the next 5 to 7 years. Even at the state we are in now, 64bit using Photoshop, steeluse, dreamweaver/word, (no games might i add use the 64bit core) all are suffering problems, and most ppl with 64bit ops, USE the 32bit ones anyways, its a long way off there sparky.
Anways Dtric IT, i thought youd know this stuff better,
Rhos MCITTP, CCNP
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