Originally posted by furtivefelon
Why would media center be cheaper than just plain win xp? i thought media center is suppose to run on better computers (assuming richer owners)..
get full version if your not sure, as it's a pain in the a** to install one OS and then upgrade into Win xp if you ever want to reformat..
to get optimium perforcemance, you need a 3 gig processer and 1 gig ram (that's just for the media center part, though the rest is fine). I didn't run it successfully on a 2 gig, 512 mb machine (the video that I recorded with my MCE certified tuner, Nvidia's NVTV , was kind of jerky though)
the cheapest price I have seen for xp pro is $159.00. I now that you can get home for $99.00.