> Hmm...I didn't even know XP had a built-in firewall. Any bets on how
> long it is before other companies with software firewall products bring
> suit against Microsoft for bundling a firewall in the OS?
No clue, but I can tell you how long it will last before ISP helpdesks
disable the firewall.
XP pro has been shipping with a F/W for a year now, I'd say? no suits yet.
In fact, I read some review (CNET, etc) that said the XP F/W in conjunction
with Zone Labs ZoneAlarm was very effective, given the test parameters.
I have ran mine since day 1, with both DSL and dial-up. All systems go.