Originally Posted by 1995BvSSE
The media center edition supports file sharing the same way as XP Pro.
Media Center version cannot join a domain, so if you need that on your network, it'* no-go. (Not that this is likely at home, but good to know.)
And no offense to the Linux guys, I like it too, but that wasn't his question, and I think it'* prudent to answer his quesion: Which, of W2K or XP Home, should he use? I could go on all day about why he should use a Mac, but I presumed that if he wanted Mac advice, he'd have asked.
One reason I'd go with W2K over XP Home is that it requires less resources and should give him better performance on the same hardware than XP Home.
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