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Product: Windows XP Professional Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: N/A
Review By: Stewart Saathoff

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Getting Started
3: Application Support
Networking Features (.Net is Born)
5: Personal Stuff
6: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the preview. Here are my final comments and notes for Microsoft Windows XP Professional Release Candidate 1 (RC1).

Final Comments

How It Grades



Well, thatís all for now. As you can see, XP has some amazing new features that are sure to lure any IT person to it. Now, I had done a review on Whistler server Beta 2 a while back and some of these functions appear to be available on Server. We will definitely see some of these features on a larger scale when .Net server debuts. For example, the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard is scaled up on the server level with the User State Migration Tool. This tool will be discussed more when I can actually use it. Hopefully someone at Microsoft can help me with access to Server. I would really like to see the extent that Microsoft is going to support these enhancements in .Net Server. What if Microsoft were to extend the capabilities of Remote Desktops from Whistler Beta 2 to allow Remote Assistance for all of your clients? The possibilities are endless. Now we can see a hint of the future of Microsoft and .Net. So pay attention and enjoy the future. Donít get left behind.


Specs & Package
Overall Score N/A
Version Reviewed Microsoft Windows XP Professional Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Release Date October 2001
In the Box N/A
The Good Points Windows 2000 Features Improved
The Bad Points Still under Development
Reviewers PC Setup

Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
256 MB RAM
2 - 3COM 10/100 NIC's
32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT video card
SBLive Sound card

PC Required



ę Personal Stuff  


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