Windows XP Pro x64 Data Protection Features

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 06 2004 @ 14:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
I've been experimenting with the Windows XP Professional x64 Edition beta, a product that's surprisingly similar to its 32-bit cousin even though Microsoft only recently decided to add most of the functionality from the 32-bit version of XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Now due in the first half of 2005 along with the release of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), XP Pro x64 will include virtually all the features from XP Professional Edition (32-bit), except for the 16-bit subsystem that enables DOS application compatibility and various legacy protocols such as Apple Computer's AppleTalk and NetBEUI.

The current XP Pro x64 beta--the publicly available build 1218--is a curious amalgamation of Windows 2003 and XP SP2 with features from the XP Luna UI, the Bluetooth stack, XP SP2 Windows Firewall, and a few interesting new features that are specific to this release. For example, XP Pro x64 has 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), presumably because none of the IE add-ons will work in the 64-bit version.

Read the full article about these features at Windows IT Pro

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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