What is the difference between an Xbox LIVE Gold membership and an Xbox LIVE Silver membership?

I'm getting the Xbox 360 Pro console in a few weeks, it includes the console, the cables, the headset and a 60GB hard drive. It also says on the box that it has a 1 month free Xbox LIVE Silver Membership. At stores, I see 12 month subscriptions to Xbox LIVE (Gold Membership) for $59.99, what's the... show more I'm getting the Xbox 360 Pro console in a few weeks, it includes the console, the cables, the headset and a 60GB hard drive. It also says on the box that it has a 1 month free Xbox LIVE Silver Membership. At stores, I see 12 month subscriptions to Xbox LIVE (Gold Membership) for $59.99, what's the difference between Gold memberships and Silver memberships?
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