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Enhance your networking capabilities with Windows XP, plus scheduling software

By Liane M. Gouthro

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New From Microsoft: Are you a member of a group? Microsoft's latest OS offers enhanced Internet and networking tools.

Built on the NT code, Windows XPhas the stability and quick start-up of Windows 2000 and, for the first time, the security of a firewall. You'll be able to access your Windows desktop from another computer, and your system administrator can control and repair your PC from afar. Share a PC? XP's version of Windows Terminal Services lets multiple users save their individual settings on the same computer, and XP makes it easier to set up Internet connections and networks. A new tool called Windows Messenger combines MSN instant messaging and NetMeeting conferencing, so you can share audio, videoconferencing and even whiteboard features with remote workers.

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