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15-11-2002, 04:22 PM
I'm about to buy another new computer and i am wondering if i should get Windows XP home or professonial. I want to be able to create folders that in a persons documents folder that i can assign restrictions to. Any ideas

I am also wondering if i should use IE 6 or Netscape 7


15-11-2002, 05:24 PM
Not sure if you can do those tasks in xphome, but you certainly can in xppro. You can create just about any restriction you want to. You just need to be the administrator to create them for all/some/one of the users.:)

Now we can start a war about browsers (maybe).
I prefer Mozilla (http://www.mozilla.org/start/).
Or you could try Phoenix (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/phoenix/phoenix-release-notes.html).
Opera (http://www.opera.com/news/) is a good choice too.
I would not recommend IE6 for general surfing, even though they claim its holes have been plugged.
Have heard of crazybrowser, which is a front for IE and has tabbed browsing enabled, like all of the browsers listed.


Babe Ruth
15-11-2002, 05:47 PM

At risk of being flamed I'll add my 2 cents worth... Windows XP Pro for the OS, and whichever browser YOU prefer. (I personally use Mozilla 1.2 / and IE6+SP1).

Cheers, Babe.

16-11-2002, 06:15 AM
Save some money and get a real o.s!! Linux.
Try www.xsolutions.co.nz or if in Hamilton I can get you a copy.
Mandrake 9 rocks!! Mozilla is the default browser.

Jim B
16-11-2002, 06:55 AM
Install IE, NS and Opera and try them all out.
You can then use which ever one you prefer at any time.
Individual family members may prefer to use the one you don't normally use.

16-11-2002, 08:32 AM
>Should i use IE or Netscape

There is only one person who can answer that, and that person uses the name "ntddevsys" try them all and see what you think.

There is the accational website that uses code only IE can deal with "properly", this is usually trivial, but if you find that "free offer" is actually a porn page that is reproducing itself with more determination then the people shown on it.. fear not.. opera can and is usual set to reject popups.
In Opera 7 it apparently can be set to ask you if you would like to see the 20 pages of things popping up in your face.

Another consideration should you choose the mainstream 'doze/IE path is that every virus maker and hacker on the planet will have your number. Notice that that sort of thing is allmost never targeted at Linux or Mac users

In the end the choices are yours.