General Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by XpGuy1, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. XpGuy1

    XpGuy1 Mindless Poster

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    I've been a few months now and I really love all the information i've gotten so far Its amazing all this time I thought computers were only good for P0rn (lol.... i'm joking)


    I said all that to ask this Why is it that most of you are running XP pro and not XP home? what are the real differences in the 2 softwares? i'm currently running Home and was considering getting Pro? WIll it make a difference in the end?


    Thank you...:D
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Home = Cut down pro

    For most users it makes no difference.
    Pro has IIS and some other things i cant remember (anyone...? :) )
    its probably not worth buying pro if you already have home
     
  3. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    http://microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp

    A couple differences I can think of are support for dynamic discs and joining domains on a network. You won't find these in XP Home because average users don't need these in a home environment.

    It shouldn't make a difference -- Home is apt for gaming, daily surfing/email, and small business applications. The above website ought to help distinguish.
     
  4. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    Yeah, the only difference is the advanced networking, and security features.

    But for 99% of users XP Home is fine, they use the same engine, its only afew features which are pointless for homeusers anyway!

    XPHome will do you just fine m8.
     
  5. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    if you're running a network then get XP Pro, if not stay with XP Home.
     
  6. allan

    allan Guest