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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Appendix A. Windows Versions at a Glance: Professional, Home Edition, and More

Since its introduction in 2001, the Microsoft Windows XP family has doubled in size. Initially, your choices were limited to two alternatives: Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. In 2002, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition joined the lineup, and both of these late editions have been updated significantly in Windows XP Service Pack 2. To understand the differences between the four editions of Microsoft Windows XP, just remember these facts:

  • Windows XP Professional contains everything included in Windows XP Home Edition and more.

  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition contain everything included in ...

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