Dell: Windows XP Home or Pro?

If you have ever browsed the Dell website, maybe you have seen this, it really doesn’t make sense to me.

Everywhere on their site, they say “Dell recommends Microsoft Windows XP Professional”. But here is the catch, for all home PC “customize” links, it defaults to XP Home Edition. I just don’t understand why they do that. If they “recommend” XP Professional, then why don’t you get a deal if you buy it, instead you have to add 70$ to the starting price of a system on the main page. So at first glance, you see these cool systems that don’t look that bad in price, but right away, you might as well add 100$ to the price.

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