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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Security Differences Between XP Home and XP Pro

Since Windows Server versions are not going to be discussed to any great degree in this book, let's get back to a more relevant task at hand—comparing XP Home and Pro. As we discussed previously, there are a few software features that differentiate the two, such as Remote Desktop. But there are also some salient hardware and security issues worth some scrutiny. Let's look at these a little more closely.

Hardware-related Differences Between Home Edition and Professional

As mentioned in a list earlier, XP Professional supports Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP for up to two processors), whereas Home Edition doesn't. Since there are many dual-processor systems around these days, and prices have dropped ...

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