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miknz
04-06-2004, 10:37 PM
Can someone outline the main differences between xp home and pro please. Am still stuck in win98 world but the laptop I am looking at comes with xp home and I've been given the option to go to pro for a few hundred more bucks, is it worth it? Using computer for work (accounts software, word, excell an email)

Cheers
Mik

metla
04-06-2004, 10:43 PM
Not worth it iif the computer is to be used by a single user.

And ms have a page that outlines the differences.

And you will find that most mis-guided souls that claim Pro is a must have don't even use the features(nor understand them)

miknz
04-06-2004, 10:47 PM
thanks metla, thats exactly what I wanted to hear

mik

metla
04-06-2004, 10:52 PM
well,make sure you get some more opinions as well.

People have been known to disagree with me (no idea why........lmao).

JohnD
04-06-2004, 11:35 PM
The main difference is that while XP Home is capable of peer to peer networking, it is not capable of connecting to a Windows domain as XP Pro is.

Jester
05-06-2004, 12:33 AM
This may help




Link to MS Table of Differences (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsXP/home/howtobuy/choosing2.asp)