Microsoft Windows XP
Windows XP Overview
Codenamed Whistler, Microsoft Windows XP is short for Windows Experienced and utilizes the Windows NT kernel. Microsoft originally had plans to release an updated version of Windows 2000, along with Windows XP. In the end, Microsoft ended up deciding to shelve that project and release Windows XP by itself, making it a convergence of consumer and business operating systems.
Windows XP is available in the below versions:
Additional listing of Microsoft Windows versions can be found on our Windows version page.
Windows XP is designed more for users who may not be familiar with all of the Windows features and has several new abilities to make the Windows experience easier for those users.
Windows XP includes various new features not found in previous versions of Microsoft Windows. Below is a listing of some of these new features.
- New interface - a completely new look and ability to change the look.
- Updates - new feature that automatically obtains updates from the Internet.
- Internet Explorer 6 - Includes Internet explorer 6 and new IM.
- Multilingual support - added support for different languages.
- Increase reliability when compared to previous versions of Microsoft Windows.
|Windows XP Home and Professional System Requirements
October 25, 2001
|Computer:||100% IBM Compatible|
|Processor:||233 MHz or faster processor|
|Drives:||1.5GB hard drive space
CD-ROM or DVD Drive
|Sound:||Sound Card recommended|
|Video:||SVGA Video Card|
|Controls:||Keyboard and Mouse|
|operating system:||Upgrade requires Windows 98, 98 SE, or ME.|
|DirectX:||DirectX 8.1 Included.|
|Other:||- DVD requires DVD decoder with 8MB video RAM.
- Video capture feature requires 400 MHz or faster processor.
|Price:||Upgrade = $90 - $110.00
Professional = $290 - $310.00