Windows® XP Home Pro
Get to know more about Windows® XP Home Pro
Microsoft® has brought about the release of two major operating systems for its users- Windows® XP Home Edition and the Windows® XP Professional Edition. The Windows® XP Home as well XP professional can run on the same hardware at a processor speed of 233 MHz, 1.5Gigabyte hard disk space and minimum memory RAM of 64 MB. Both the Windows® XP Home Edition as well as the XP Professional Edition work as a 32 Bit operating system. There are a few feature differences between the two operating systems such as the Home edition does not come with EFS (Encrypting File System). The XP Professional comes with certain important features for those who wish to join Domains, run IIS, run a terminal server etc. It provides greater security, extended mobile support and can work with Microsoft Windows® Servers and management solutions.
The basic differences between Windows® XP Home Edition and Professional Edition are:
- Windows® XP Professional Edition is for Power Users
- Higher Level of Security
- Networking Features of Windows® XP Professional Edition
Windows® XP Professional Edition is for Power Users
The Windows® XP Professional is known to be a super set of the Windows® XP Home Edition. It provides users with greater security to its users as in comparison with the Home Edition users. Certain important features make the Windows® XP Professional edition stand out, such as remote desktop which provides a single session terminal to any remote computer. It provides users with a multi-processor support where we can have two microprocessors to run the system. It also features Automated System Recovery (ASR), Dynamic Disk support, Internet Information Services/ Personal Web Server. These supports are not available on the Windows® XP Home Edition.
Higher Level of Security
The Windows® XP Professional Edition provides its users with Encrypting File System which allows the users to encrypt the files and the EFS enabled files cannot be passed over the network and hence is protected. A new provision of C2 Certification is given to the Windows® XP Professional Edition. The security provides a File Level Access control that limits the access of the user to certain area of the network, such a specific server, certain directories and files etc.
The networking features are not available on the Windows® XP Home Edition. These include user interface for IPSec, Single Network Management Protocol (SNMP), simple Transfer Control Protocol and Internet Protocol Services. It has tools like System Application and Products (SAP Agent). It also contains network monitor and also has Multiple Roaming Feature. This is made easy to the user by providing a simple and professional interface by client-side caching.