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Who Should Consider Windows XP?

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Introduction

Windows XP is Microsoftís next-generation operating system. But whatís in it for you?

This How-To Article shows you who needs Windows XP and who can live without it.


Who Should Consider Windows XP?

Think of Windows XP as a combination of the user-friendly interface of Windows Me and the power of Windows 2000.

Windows XP is a great operating system; the best since the release of Windows 95. The enhancements are very noticeable; from an entirely new interface look to enhanced speed. There are no doubts that this Windows operating system is sure to be the next best thing for the PC.

In addition to the interface and speed enhancements, many new features have been added to Windows XP. Microsoftís new Windows Messenger (compatible with MSN Messenger) makes communication easier than ever.

Multimedia is a major plus for Windows XP with numerous new tools for working with digital media. Windows XP includes tools for working with anything from digital video to CD-RW.

So the big decision: is Windows XP something I should look in to purchasing? Here are our recommendations:

If you have Windows 95 or 98, then Windows XP is an obvious upgrade for you, provided that your system can support Windows XPís massive system requirements. Windows 95 and 98 users will notice speed enhancements immediately.

If youíre using Windows 2000, you know that system performance is much better over Windows 95 or 98. Windows XP is built in Windows 2000 technology, with Windows 95/98 user-friendliness. If you want the new interface and new features, then you should upgrade to Windows XP. If you donít think youíll benefit from the new features, then stay with Windows 2000.

If youíre using Windows Me, you should probably upgrade. (Just be sure your system can handle Windows XPís system requirements.) Windows XP provides a noticeable increase in system speed and includes better multimedia features than Windows Me provides.

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