Windows XP: Home or Pro?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Simtrader, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. Which version do fellow traders use most? Any reason why Home would NOT be a good solution when using the PC with trading applications and internet software?
  2. xp pro gave me a huge performance increase over 98SE on a pentium 3 machine. huge.
  3. FinStat


    have xp home on one of my machines. works fine
  4. XP Pro, never had any problems.
  5. taodr


    XP PRO on two machines. Very good.
  6. Pro & Home versions are basically the same. Some features are only available on Pro, such as certain drive partitioning and networking features. There are more items, but not really important for most regular users.

    Basically, if you have to ask, you probably are not advanced enough to use most of the features that are in Pro only (not meant to be an insult) :)
  7. box


    Been using XP Home and has been a tremendous improvement over 98 SE . WinMe was a big stinky dog (imo), seemed to have many bugs and weird things that would happen, even after reinstallations, tweaking. Perhaps just my luck (not).

    One of the single most important improvements (from a data recovery standpoint) is the system restore function. If your software goes bad, or something you install makes your system shaky, you can go back in time to how it was very easily. In addition, if your computer will not boot up (due corrupt registry) and yes that can and still does happen with XP, one can follow a somewhat intricate, but somewhat easy procedure to recover most, if not all data, and place your computer back again in time to a "reliable" time. (microsoft knowledge base article 307545).

    (how did I know that? hmmm) I am not a computer expert, but am becoming one it seems from time to time as events occur. I like XP very much overall, and XP Home does the job for me.

    XP Home full version = $93
    XP Pro full version = $143

    (with qualifying free hardware purchase)
  8. Has an incoming Firewall, and I believe that XP-Home does not.


    Can't go wrong with Win XP or Win 2K.
  10. XP home does have an incoming firewall.
    #10     Jun 2, 2003