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quote:Originally posted by: SilverVenom57Pro has a bunch of extra networking features and some tigher security features on the higher levels...and of course support for more CPUs, these are physical CPUs, not including dual core & hyper-threading...
The actual difference in XP pro and HOME is actually the backbone of the operating system. XP home is based loosely on WIN98 SE as the backbone, whereas XP pro is based on and almost is WIN2000 with multimedia and other added benefits pertaining mainly to multimedia and networking. SO as far as performance goes XP pro would be my choice however I am running VISTA 64 Ultimate now I was actually part of XP beta (and VISTA Beta). XP PRO and HOME have different memory paths and recognition as well as Virtual capabilities which in a home PC environment would probably effect you only if you had 4 gigs of ram and in page file performance capability. Most of this would however be kind of inconsequential in many scenarios but the ones it does influence are at least beneficial in PRO.
wow this was a really old thread!