Welcome to the Windows Technology Team's Windows Information
Windows XP is the new premier desktop operating system.
It comes in two versions Windows XP Home and Professional.
Windows XP Professional has a supper set of the features available
in Windows XP home. Under the WISC program only Professional
version will be available.
Who should upgrade? We suggest that all users move from their
existing 9.x platform to Windows XP. These users should plan
on a complete reinstall and should not attempt an upgrade.
USS will be available to help users through this migration.
Who should not upgrade? Users running Windows 2000 or ME satisfied
with their current system performance.If you'd like to talk
to someone about upgrading, contact the DoIT Showroom at 265-SHOW
for a needs assessment.
Much debate regarding the security and privacy of Windows
XP has centered upon its inclusion of Microsoft Passport. Microsoft
Passport is designed to enhance the browsing and online shopping
experience by consolidating passwords, credit card numbers
and other personal information in an online database hosted
by Microsoft. Although Microsoft Passport is natively supported
in Windows XP, its use is not required. DoIT feels that at
present the Passport system is not secure enough to store sensitive
data. DoIT recommends that users not put any personal information
which they do not want disclosed into Passport.
More information on some of the security and privacy concerns
can be found here.
Windows XP Support: