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post #11 of 16
Off the top of my head:

My main reason: Pro has remote desktop, Home does not.
And the other: Pro allows for ACLs, Home does not.

Pro can install IIS, Home can't.
User and Group security is much better in Pro.
You can join Pro to a domain.
Pro can support 10 SMB connections (access to shares) - Home is 5.
You get admin shares with Pro but not Home.
Home supports a single processor, Pro supports two.
Home does not support dynamic disks.
No sysprep for Home (makes it a PAIN for system builders)
I think they have different upgrade paths also (I don't think Nt4 could upgrade to Home...)
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post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi
The Difference is that the people who buy Pro are bigger suckers than the ones who bought Home.
Unless you get Pro free.

Anywho, the multi processor support would be handy.. but I guess you are talking about dual socket, not dual core.

and I don't know what Home comes bundled with, but Pro is no nonsense compared to an out-of-the-box HP.
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Software raid is enabled in pro version.
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In my eyes the biggist diffrence is that pro can run on 2 cpus and home can only run on one. That means that home cant run on dual core systems. Pro can run on 1 dual core system, or 2 single core systems.
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glad Im not the only person who actually realizes the differences... Im looking at you smurf...

anyway, I can guarantee that most of you dont need pro to begin with, so be happy with your decision to buy/ get home, however, be warned, you look pretty ignorant when making statements that are simply not true... next time, make sure youre informated

I can tell you that I am one of many, many power users who actually uses the features in pro
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bartender Paradox
In my eyes the biggist diffrence is that pro can run on 2 cpus and home can only run on one. That means that home cant run on dual core systems. Pro can run on 1 dual core system, or 2 single core systems.
Not sure on Home, haven't used it in a while, but pro can run on 2 dual cores.

I have Pro on a Dual Opteron 270 right now, folding on each of the cores (4 total) while I wait for my 2003 SP1 media.
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