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RE: Microsoft to ship new versions with firewall enabled

  • From: St. Clair, James
  • Date: Mon Aug 18 10:53:40 2003

> >
> > Hmm...I didn't even know XP had a built-in firewall.  Any bets on how
> > long it is before other companies with software firewall products bring
> > suit against Microsoft for bundling a firewall in the OS?
> > --
>
> No clue, but I can tell you how long it will last before ISP helpdesks
> disable the firewall.

XP pro has been shipping with a F/W for a year now, I'd say? no suits yet.
In fact, I read some review (CNET, etc) that said the XP F/W in conjunction
with Zone Labs ZoneAlarm was very effective, given the test parameters. 

I have ran mine since day 1, with both DSL and dial-up. All systems go.

Jim




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