Thursday, June 23, 2011

History Of Window XP

Plans for Window XP were initiated, during the development of Windows 2000.

In early 1999, the codenames Odyssey (for the business release) and Neptune (for the home release) were planned. However, with the integration of Neptune and Odyssey in the Windows 2000 and Windows Me, both the codenames were scrapped.

In early 2000, new codename Whistler was born, which led to invention of Windows XP. With the introduction of in build 2250, visual enhancements, cool watercolor theme (new start panel, this OS started gaining reorganization. Microsoft also introduced personal Firewall (In build 2257), which was a quite handy tool in the final release of XP.

Beta 1 was released on October 31, 2000, Beta 1 as a testers with the integration of instant messaging technology and media player.

However, in January 2001, Whistler build 2410 was introduced. It includes the combination of Windows Media Player and Windows Messenger. Development of new, fancier icon sets is initiated, which slowly renovates into the Windows XP.

Beta 2 with new Linux interface was introduced in February 2001.

With many improvements and releases, the most popular version of Windows, namely XP was released on October 25, 2001 in New York City.

Further Developments Of Operating System

Windows Vista released on November 8, 2006, , succeeded Windows XP. With this newest introduction, the sales of Windows XP ceased on June 30, 2008. But, XP through its System Builders continues to be available. Several new versions were released by XP till the end the end of September 2010. With a 51.7% market share, this OS is considered as the most widely used operating system in the world

Furthermore, in January 2007, Win XP touched the peak with 76.1% users.

Windows XP Versions

  • Embedded: It is a component version of the Windows XP Professional, which is considered as a Windows XP Starter Edition.
  • Home Edition (1 CPU): It was released in October 2001and is targeted at home users.
  • Professional Edition (2 CPU): It was introduced in October 2001, and incorporates extra features like support for two physical processorsand Windows Server domains. It is developed with the main goal to target the power users, business and enterprise clients.
  • Media Center (1 CPU): It was released in November 2002 with addition of extra multimedia features including enhanced recording ability, view DVD movies, watch TV shows and listen to music.
  • Tablet PC Edition: It was developed in November 2002 to run stylus applications built using the Tablet PC platform.
  • Server Edition (4 CPU)
  • Advanced Server (8 CPU), also 64-bit Intel CPUs: It was officially announced in April 2003 and was published in April 2005.
  • Microsoft Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (July 2007)
The Win XP can also be run on an Apple Macintosh computer as a sub-process and for your personal computer at least 512 MB of RAM, is required to run it.
In addition to this, Windows XP OS is available in many languages and even with the use of MUI packs and Language Interface Packs, the translating feature is available for certain languages.

Windows XP Versions

  • Fast switching
  • Fast start up
  • Network assistant with FireWire, and Bluetooth
  • Support for DSL modems and IEEE 802.11 connections
  • User-friendly interface featuring the framework for developing themes for the desktop environment
  • Remote Desktop functionality
  • Windows Media Player
  • Improved text readabilityr

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