View Full Version : professional vs. home edition of XP
01-01-2002, 08:08 PM
Is there any big differences between the home edition of xp and the prfessional? If I had the choice of getting either, and money being no object which one would you get? I know professional has more features aimed at business people but will i really need all the stuff that professional edition has? If it is more stable than the home edition, than I would get professional. thanks for help.
01-01-2002, 09:09 PM
This pages shows a comparison between the two versions of XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.asp
The two biggest features I like are remote desktop and multi-processor capability. The stability for both versions should be the same. The only difference should be added code for the additional features of XP Professional.
If money is no object, I'd get XP Professional. This way if you later need any of the additional features, you've already got them. I used to use Windows 2000, which was very stable, but couldn't run all my programs or games. With XP, you can right click on a icon or program name and choose the compatability tab. You can then choose Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, or 2000. I haven't found one game or program that I have that won't run.
Win2000 also has a compatability tab: 95, 98 NT 4.0 w/SP5
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