Windows XP Differences between Home and Professional Edition
Windows XP is based on Windows NT4
and Windows 2000 technology.
Microsoft is positioning the Windows XP Professional Edition to
replace Windows NT4 and
Windows 2000 Professional. In addition, the Windows XP Home
edition will be replacing
But do NOT expect to receive full Window NT4/2000 functionality
when using the XP Home Edition:
There is a substantial difference in price, and that is reflected
in some reduced functionality in the
XP Home edition compared to the XP Professional Edition :
features turned off !
This is NOT a complete list, I am just listing the features
related to networking:
The lack of the possibility to join a domain
and the lack of securing a shared network resource
will prevent the use of the XP Home edition in most office
networks, even in configurations where
Windows95/98/ME could be used.
More differences will be listed, once I encounter the item during