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kimchi
02-12-2003, 02:10 PM
IS IT WORTH THE PRICE TO GET XP PRO INSTEAD OF HOME FOR PERSONAL USE?

Babe Ruth
02-12-2003, 02:18 PM
No. Save the difference towards other computer upgrades/updates.

agent
02-12-2003, 02:27 PM
People could spend countless hours arguing over this, but Windows XP Home edition will suit most people.

The only benefits I can remember from XP Pro are IIS, greater network support/configuration, and a few other things. Taking into consideration the price difference, I wouldn't overly recommend getting the Professional edition unless you can find an Academic version or such.

hazza
02-12-2003, 03:50 PM
heres some more info on it.

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=40157&message=203959&q=xp+vs+home#203959

Megaman
02-12-2003, 04:15 PM
XP differences

home : cheaper, uses fewer resources, good for non home desktops and all laptops (so you can connect to school/work server. home has trouble with this)

pro : better for connecting to server/networking, dual processer support, more like 2k (that can be good or bad ;) ) perfect for office desktops (can be used for home desktops, but wats the point?) and laptops.

overall it depends what your use is

ilikelinux
02-12-2003, 04:21 PM
winxp pro is 2000 with a new face

Megaman
02-12-2003, 04:35 PM
> winxp pro is 2000 with a new face

just wondering, why do u no so much about windows if u r deleting it from ur hd? (dont mean to soundlike im biting ur head off, sorry if u get this impression)

Jester
02-12-2003, 07:17 PM
Hint:

XP Pro is cheaper than XP Home if you have win98 already and buy the upgrade AND can get the Academic pricing ;)

Thank god my wife was finishing her BA when I purchased :D