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Anonymous
August 26, 2005 11:36:01 PM

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i just upgraded my computer to XP home edition from 98. I downloaded Maya 6
personal learning edition (animation program) but the required is XP
professional. does any1 know why and what the difference between home and pro
is?
thanks
August 26, 2005 11:47:55 PM

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carolbou wrote:

> i just upgraded my computer to XP home edition from 98. I downloaded
> Maya 6 personal learning edition (animation program) but the required
> is XP professional. does any1 know why and what the difference between
> home and pro is?
> thanks

Here is a link comparing the Home and Pro Editions:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosi...

As to Maya's requirements, you would need to ask them why their software
needs Pro.

Malke
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Anonymous
August 27, 2005 12:35:04 AM

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It may be due to maya's support of dual processors which windows xp pro
supports but home doesn't.
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August 27, 2005 1:44:09 AM

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"carolbou" wrote:

| i just upgraded my computer to XP home edition from 98. I downloaded Maya 6
| personal learning edition (animation program) but the required is XP
| professional. does any1 know why and what the difference between home and pro
| is?
| thanks
August 27, 2005 9:12:11 AM

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Jaren wrote:

> It may be due to maya's support of dual processors which windows xp
> pro supports but home doesn't.

Very good point and I expect you're right. The OP can always check with
the Maya people, but your explanation makes perfect sense considering
what Maya is.

Malke
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Anonymous
August 27, 2005 1:04:56 PM

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carolbou wrote:
> i just upgraded my computer to XP home edition from 98. I downloaded Maya 6
> personal learning edition (animation program) but the required is XP
> professional. does any1 know why and what the difference between home and pro
> is?
> thanks


The WinXP Home and WinXP Pro versions are _identical_ when it comes
to performance, stability, and device driver and software application
compatibility, but are intended to meet different functionality,
networking, security, and ease-of-use needs, in different environments.
The most significant differences are that WinXP Pro allows up to 10
simultaneous inbound network connections while WinXP Home only allows
only 5, WinXP Pro is designed to join a Microsoft domain (a crucial
capability at most universities) while WinXP Home cannot, and only WinXP
Pro supports file encryption and IIS. (Oh, and WinXP Pro usually costs
roughly $100 USD more than WinXP Home.)

Windows XP Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosi...

Which Edition Is Right for You
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp

Windows XP Home Edition vs. Professional Edition
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro...



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