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Do you know how to defeat the network serving limitations in Home (if you are using it as such)? If not, or you do not think you will be able to, you need Pro.
 

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Need to build a cheap box with room for 2-4 drives, middle of the road processor (for video encoding, no time crunch), with xp (do I really need pro?), networked. Have drives, firewire would be a plus.

Anybody seen the sweet 1st quarter deals out there?

I'm looking to top out at $300... here is the best thing I've found:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1697071&Sku=M452-2436 A

+90 for oem xp home again do i need pro?

TIA fellow nerds!
Are you really using this as a fileserver, or are you going to do work on it?
 

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for now fileserver/ printserver/ video cap/ video encode only

Maybe later I'd upgrade and use as a video editing system but, I'm fine with my work system as it is.

I'm sure I can network and share drives with home... I'm just wondering if pro is needed for security or stability. Honestly I dont understand the difference and salespeople talk a whole lota shi....
 

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I'm sure I can network and share drives with home... I'm just wondering if pro is needed for security or stability. Honestly I dont understand the difference and salespeople talk a whole lota shi....
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp

This guys explains it well. Same security, same stability. It's Windows dummy-proofed. The biggest thing IMO opinion is that a Home system CANNOT join a domain.
 
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