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    Question Will XP Home suffice?

    Will XP Home be sufficient for running my system? I was worrying whether Home's lack of multi-processor support would impact my Core2Duo? Apart from the lack of domain authentication, is there anything else I'm liable to miss from not using Pro?

    I was planning to upgrade to Vista soon, and have Home at the moment, but just wondering whether I'll be able to get by on that until I upgrade (couple of months maybe) or whether I'll need to buy XP Pro before then?

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    Home fully supports and utilises multiple core processors.

    It does not support multiple socket processors.

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    Cool ... that's what I was hoping. Thank you

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    AFAIK it won't support the quad cores when they arrive, but I'm sure that's no biggy. Other than domain support and RDP (I'm fairly certain XP Home only supports Remote Assistance, and not Remote Desktop) I don't think there's anything else that you'll miss.

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    splash- Ya but Vista will and he is planning to upgrade soon.

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    Vista Remote Desktop is Business and Ultimate only.

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