December 8, 2008 at 2:47 am #159881
I have a Windows XP Professional license. Would anyone recommend removing XP Home and clean installing Professional instead? Or is XP Home better for slower processors (less stuff running in the background)? I’ve never used XP home….December 8, 2008 at 7:40 am #174245snowmanMember
The differences seem rather esoteric for most personal users.
I’ve not yet found anything that Home doesn’t do that I use in Pro on my other PCs.
M.December 8, 2008 at 10:34 am #174239jezMember
I thought about it becuase of the superior user management but once I realised you can lock down the XP Home admin account like any other I was nolonger worried.
What else does pro give you – IIS? I am running Apache/MySQL and PHP to do some light web dev stuff. Runs like a dream 🙂
And remember Samsung only supports the “supplied OS” so make sure you understand that they have no obligation to help out on driver issues etc with a different one.
I also noted that the XP Home that comes with the NC10 is a version for “low cost PCs” so maybe there are aspects of that that have been designed with light use in mind?December 8, 2008 at 11:31 am #174242adatay92Member
Only thing I can think of is that XP Home doesn’t allow incoming remote desktop connections.December 8, 2008 at 2:34 pm #174243
Thanks guys! I guess I’ll just get established with xp home then. If I see a need for pro later, I’ll deal with it then.December 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm #174240jezMember
Only thing I can think of is that XP Home doesn’t allow incoming remote desktop connections.
D’oh I forgot that one. Actually quite handy for configuring your NC10 from your (lets be honest) easier to use desktop. I use VNC for that anyway so it’s no deal breaker.December 8, 2008 at 5:09 pm #174249JamminMember
Installed XP Pro (only SP2 mind) on mine.
Basically the same as what it ships with as has been mentioned. The boot time does seem a little longer (I’ll be tweaking to get that down a bit), but hasn’t affected battery life at all.December 8, 2008 at 10:24 pm #174250PanManMember
Dirty Hack Around for remote config without 3rd party apps:
On the XP NHome machine create a Remote Assistance request for 30 days as a file rather than an email invite.
Save it to a network share on your main machine
do a little faffing about with taking control and then work away on your (in this case) NC10 from your main machineDecember 9, 2008 at 10:54 am #174246snowmanMember
I like logmein.com for remote access, personally.
M.December 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm #174241hefMember
xp pro all the way.
if you plan to use it for any sort of enterprise tasks then pro is the way to go (ho ho).
also, third party remote access? are you guys mad?
rdp. way more secure.December 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm #174248g6zruMember
I’ve been using XP Pro on my desktop for years and so far haven’t noticed any differences with XP Home on the Sammy.
FredDecember 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm #174247TeutonJon78Participant
Here are a list of the differences:
If you aren’t a tech user or have a spare license sitting around, it doesn’t really buy you anything to switch. Unless you like having a “better” version.
Win XP Home has also been known as being not as good (reliable) at file sharing and other home network type things. When it originally came out, Home was for single computer users and Pro was recommended for people using network functionality.
These differences may have been lessened by SP3 though, as Home SP3 seems to do ok at network stuff.December 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm #174244
Thanks Jon, that was the most thorough explanation I’ve seen.
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