Windows MCE is designed for creating home theater PCs (HTPC). Sort of like a Tivo on steroids you might say. That's the only real difference between it and Home/Pro, is that it has some digital VCR type features added in. So, given MCE's reputation of being very picky about hardware, and the fact that laptops really aren't suited to the task of HTPC, I'd stick with Pro.
What are the advantages of having Windows Media centre edition on a new PC as Vista is coming out soon.Will they be compatible? I've always used XP Pro but am looking for a new PC.
the new laptops are getting duo processors and quieter (great!) but not sure which OS to choose.
Does MCE make sense on a laptop, although it's a desktop replacement essentially.
I'm open to all recommendations btw