XP Pro has lots of advantages for the home user if they want more security and control over their computer.
For one thing, MS support for XP Home will end two years after the release of Vista. XP Pro, considered a business product will have five additional years of extended support after that date.
Other features such as Automated System Recovery comes in XP Pro and is not available in XP Home.
So does remote desktop access capability, group policy editor, ability to join a domain, full user policy management.
Other features not available in XP Home but available in XP Pro are the following corporate management features:
Folder Redirection, Group Policy settings, Local Policy settings, System Policy settings (Poledit.exe), Roaming User Profiles, Offline Files and Folders, Remote Software Installation and Maintenance
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
Difference between XP Home and XP Prohttp://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_...ls/wxpdifs.html
Windows XP Comparison Guidehttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/how.../choosing2.mspx
Edited by Enthusiast, 01 October 2006 - 08:01 AM.