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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Quelling Laptop PCs' Negative Impact on Networks

Sep 16, 2005, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Terpstra)

"Portable computers often become an extension of the person using them. It is no surprise that laptop users are inclined to be rather autonomously minded. Many users don't realize that the power they have to install software and change settings is risk prone.

"Fortunately, larger corporations who install Microsoft Windows XP Professional usually don't grant the laptop user full administrative rights. The same can not be said of smaller businesses, many of whom simply purchase laptops from the local store--laptops pre-installed with Windows XP Home edition..."

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