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Significant difference in XP Pro and Home edition?

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Like the title states, is there a huge difference between the two?

If not I'll just save some money and get the home edition...
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Originally Posted by Jjangthekid
Like the title states, is there a huge difference between the two?

If not I'll just save some money and get the home edition...
Not really, No. I've "owned" both and nothing really is different. Meh, Maybe some one can correct me on this. Note: Owned in quotations. *cough cough*
    
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I hear Pro is slightly better for really high-end gaming, and I'm sure there are other advantages for more advanced users.
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There are only minor differences in networking abilities and some doodads. Google it if you reeealy have to know the details. The main difference is the price.
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Nah the difference is too small, get Home.
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I hear Pro is slightly better for really high-end gaming, and I'm sure there are other advantages for more advanced users.
i cant imagine how it could be better for gaming, i think the main difference is maybe some security and networking things.

either way home is basically the same thing.
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There are only minor differences in networking abilities and some doodads. Google it if you reeealy have to know the details. The main difference is the price.
Hi jangthekid,

After reading this article XP Home might be coming up short:
Exerpt:
<"Windows XP Home is another story. As a consumer product, it suffers from two policy deficiencies. First, consumer products do not qualify for Extended Support, but instead move directly into the online support phase after Mainstream Support ends. Second, whereas business products are guaranteed Mainstream Support for two years beyond the release of the next subsequent version of a product (in this case, Windows Vista), consumer products do not get this built-in transitional period. The end result is that Windows XP Home will leave Mainstream Support and enter online support on January 1, 2007—in less than a year.">

Full story here: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060103-5891.html

Looks like Microsoft will stop support of Windows XP home next year, or will at least try too. Win XP Pro might be the way to go to answer your question... However, Microsoft had to extend their support for Win 98 and Win Me longer than they wanted because of consumer complaints.
We'll see... :-)
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The Difference is that the people who buy Pro are bigger suckers than the ones who bought Home.
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The Difference is that the people who buy Pro are bigger suckers than the ones who bought Home.
lol. My friend bought pro and his favorite excuse was "Its pro, yo!"
God, that pissed me off.
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Actually pro is more protected against viruses, also it has a cooler load up screen and says Loading windows xp pro , also if you have stupi people at school like me that judge a computer on weither or not it has xp pro or not then you can say you have it.
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