Networking Windows® XP and Windows® 7
Do you know how you can bring Windows® XP and Windows® 7 on one network?
If you want to create a network at your home or for your small business, many people would recommend you Linux® or UNIX® as an operating system. However, you should know that those systems are hard to learn and they are not so user-friendly. It is true that these operating systems are great for networking but you will need some IT support, and this might be costly. This solution is recommended only for large networks, and for your home or small business it is recommended to network Windows® XP and Windows® 7.
Here are some advantages of networking Windows® XP and Windows® 7:
- Easy installing
- Small system requirements
- Easy network management
Installing a network on Windows® XP and Windows® 7 is very easy, no matter what kind of network is required. Consider the location before deciding what kind of network you would need and its desired speed. Wireless is recommended for high mobility while a LAN connection is required for higher speeds. No matter what your demands are, the network will work great with Windows® XP or 7 installed on your server. Be sure to have a genuine copy of Windows®, as this will make your installation process a lot easier. You could also benefit from live support if you are stuck during your network Windows® XP and Windows® 7 installation.
Small system requirements
Usually a network hosted on Linux® or UNIX® can crash because of high server overload. This would not happen if you are using Windows® XP or Windows® 7 on your small network as these operating systems are low resource consuming. Be sure to install some registry cleaners and network optimization software if you want your network Windows® XP and Windows® 7 to work great. This does not means that Microsoft® made a compromise about quality and data transfer to obtain small system requirements. It is working better just because Windows® can manage limited resources with great efficiency.
A Linux® system might have more networking options, but it would not be easy to use. You will not need it for a small network, as this can be managed perfectly from Windows®. Computer or network crashes would not happen on your network Windows® XP and Windows® 7 as all Ethernet and Wireless LAN controllers are designed to work on it. You will have perfect control over your entire network and you could easily spot any problem or threat. Be sure that you also have great antivirus software and spyware prevention programs, as small networks are often attacked by hackers and spammers. A yearly check by an IT specialist is mandatory for your network because you cannot spot all your LAN problems as a novice webmaster.