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XP Pro has a slight edge with better memory management and better ability to use dual-core processors. Or so I've heard.
Whether or not that's relevant on Mac hardware, I can't say though.
Thanks Steve. I suppose my frugal part was wondering if I could get the cheaper Home version and not have any rendering issues but my logical side says, "stick with what you had". The Pro version it will be.
How fast is your processor and how much RAM do you have?
Most likely, unless you're planning to edit HDV or, especially, AVCHD, you'll be fine with XP Home.
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I saw some "noise" on the internet regarding whether XP Home supports dual core (single socket) multi-processors, and apparently it does. It does not support two or more sockets.