Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Windows XP

Windows XP is a version of the Windows desktop operating system for the PC। Windows XP is built on the Windows 2000 kernel but brings a new, more personalized look to the desktop that will also make it easier for users to scan or import images and to acquire music files on the Web and transfer them to portable devices. Windows XP comes in a Professional version and a Home Edition version.

Windows XP is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. The name "XP" is short for "experience".[3] Windows XP is the successor to both Windows 2000 Professional and Windows Me, and is the first consumer-oriented operating system produced by Microsoft to be built on the Windows NT kernel and architecture. Windows XP was first released on October 25, 2001, and over 400 million copies were in use in January 2006, according to an estimate in that month by an IDC (International Data Corporation) analyst.









Requirements

Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows XP are a 233MHz processor, 64MB of RAM, 1.5GB of available hard drive space, and an SVGA-capable video card. UITS(University Information Technology Services) has found that computers not exceeding those requirements run Windows XP poorly or not at all. UITS very strongly recommends that any system running XP have a CPU faster than 400MHz and at least 256MB of RAM.

Why Microsoft created Windows XP

Microsoft created Windows XP in order to update the user interface, add new features, unify the code base between the separate families of Windows, and provide a more stable platform.


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