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By tirific1 ·
What is the difference between XP home and XP profesional, and how will I know which one fits my needs.

Chuck

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by Berserker In reply to XP operating systems

The difference between a home and profesional XP is that the home edition is more geared towards home user's without the functon of a server.
The professional server is more towards to corporate & business where it has the server component built in.

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by tirific1 In reply to XP operating systems

I am a home & home office user, I do not have a server, am not even sure if I might need one. If this is the only difference fine, but usually there are much greater differences between programs. I do not know if I could understand them even if you did spell them out.
I purcheded a computer with a upgrade to Professional XP as part of the deal, and I was trying to decide if I should buy another Profesional XP for my other computer and Lap top or go with the home edition since I will be integrating my work between them, expecially on the Laptop which I use to projedt the finished PowerPoint shows.
I do not know which would be the best.
Thanks anyway.
Chuck

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by Sergey Kovzik In reply to XP operating systems

www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/guide/comparison.asp
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to XP operating systems

Whats more important about the diff between XP Home and XP Pro is whether you want to play games. XP Pro will cost approximatly 3x more than Home and will allow you to run servers, etc. XP Home will be a little affordable and will allow you to play games. Don't be discouraged by the NT platform XP is built on either, they are allowing users to pick NTFS or FAT32!

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by tirific1 In reply to XP operating systems

I do not play many games on my computer that is not what I purchased it for. I use it to produce PowerPoint programs I show as part of my job.

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by mmcdade In reply to XP operating systems

I'm running Windows XP RC-1 (Pro) at home, and it works great! A lot of enhancements.

Here's a link to a good site about XP Pro and Home Edition. It will give you good information about both OS's.

http://www.winsupersite.com/

I hope that helps!

- Mark

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by tirific1 In reply to XP operating systems

There was too much to try to decifer and I could not get to the poing as to what the real difference was. I supposed that there would be a real deviding line and I guess there is not. I am still at the guessing game stage and I do not like that.

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