Seems XP pro is more for business and XP home is for home users


I'm thinking of upgrading to Windows XP from Windows 98se.

Which system should I get Windows XP home or XP Pro. I use my computer at home only...Thanks


This question was answered on November 4, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


You make the decision here are the differences Between XP home and XP Professional:

1 XP home setup process is all encompassed into one command, per say.

2 simultaneous file sharing connections supported-five with home

edition and ten with professioanl edition.

3 professional edition supports domains for added security and management Domain level network management software can't be used with home edition.

4 professional edition adds levels of access to shared files and folders beyond the basic access supported by the home edition For ex: you can control which users have access to files and how many users can have simultaneous access.

5.with professional edition you can manually setup and manage IP security, with protection for protocals,including L2TP

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on November 4, 2002