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    Home Edition vs Pro Edition

    is Pro Edition worth the extra money?

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    that depends on how you are going to use it. However, I like pro because I want it all, not for any professional reason (and, honestly, because I don't know the difference)

    Good read: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp

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    ya seriously if you dont need all of the extra administrative capabilities of PRO like group policies there is really no point in getting it

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    You don't need a car capable of 180mph but it's nice to have and knowing that it's capable and maybe someday you might use it - feels good. High tech is lovely. Higher tech is beautiful.
    Last edited by lynchknot; July 18th, 2005 at 23:10 PM.

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    If you need the extras of XP Pro then its well worth the $$.

    I have XP Pro but I could get by with XP Home just the same.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase...p_home_pro.asp

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    lol - that's the same URL I gave. We must have great minds.

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    lol - that's the same URL I gave. We must have great minds.
    Well thats one way of looking at it, guess thats better than saying I don't pay attention to what you type

    I got stuck on the 180mph car thing....sorry

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    well a major difference is that home can not connect to a domained network.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    well a major difference is that home can not connect to a domained network.
    Hmm. I'm using a home network which consists of 2 PC's, 1 laptop (occasionally 2), router and Wireless Access point. I've had the opportunity to use both XP Pro and XP home and I cannot tell the difference. I'm probably going to make a pratt out of myself once again, but when you mention a domained network? what's that?

    Browsing throughthe prices of OEM XP products, for the sake of 20 I would probablly stump up for XP Pro with the logic that I've got the 'extras' should I need it. I'm just very curious what the advantages of a Pro version is.

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    a domain network is where each pc logs into the server vs a work group where everyone is a work station just sharing files. no domain rights, restrictions, group policies and the such.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    a domain network is where each pc logs into the server vs a work group where everyone is a work station just sharing files. no domain rights, restrictions, group policies and the such.
    Ah ha, well I can't see me running a dedicated server as my home network is more than ample for my needs atm. Unless I poach my next door neighbours server, I'm sure he won't notice me taking it ...

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