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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Quelling Laptop PCs’ Negative Impact on Networks

“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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