Windows® XP Operating System Review
Operating System is the most important program which is required to run a computer. It is the program that runs a computer. Unlike to multipurpose computers, single purpose computer must have an Operating System to run other programs. An operating system is a set of programs which are installed to a computer to control and coordinate all its functions. It also has a major role in controlling the activities of the peripheral devices like keyboard, mouse, and camera etc. Operating system provides a software platform for the other installed programs called application program, to run.
Every operating system doesn’t support all the software successfully. So while selecting an operating system you should keep in mind that the selected operating system can run all your needed applications successfully. Windows xp Operating System is developed by Microsoft. This Operating System can be used both multipurpose and single purpose and also in laptops, notebook computers. This is the most commonly used and consumer based Operating System of Microsoft. Windows XP is provided with very friendly start menu so that we can work faster. Windows XP is an operating system which is compatible with most of the software and hardware components.
Windows XP is the most widely used and user friendly operating system of Microsoft. It is built on the Windows NT kernel and architecture. It is the first consumer based operating system produced by Microsoft. The minimum requirements for the Windows xp specified by Microsoft are 233MHz processor, 1.5GB available hard drive space, a video card with SVGA capacity and RAM of 64MB. It is strongly recommended by UITS that any system working by Windows XP must have a processing unit which is quicker than 400MHz and at least 256MB of RAM. It has been created by the Microsoft in order to update the user interface, with new features and to unify the code base between different versions of Windows. An important feature of this Operating System is its stability and better efficiency when compared to other versions of Microsoft Windows.
FIVE –Â Remote desktop and remote assistance.
One of the major features of the Windows XP is its remote desktop. With the help of this feature, we can log into another computer running Windows XP and can access any programs, applications, files and devices in it. With this advantage, you can check your office files and documents from anywhere outside your office. There is a Remote Desktop Connection software available pre installed with Windows XP. By remote assistance you can invite a person to connect to your computer and can control it remotely.
FOUR –Â Faster start up and hibernation sequence
It includes booting and project commissioning. Booting is the process while the system goes through an initialization period. When we switch on the computer, a boot strapping software starts running which starts the Operating System. Project commissioning is a process that ensures all the computer components are installed, maintained, designed and tested to the operational requirement of the user.
THREE –Â Fast user switching.
Windows XP allows you to start more than one user accounts in your system. So that a second person can log on to another created account without causing any problem to your files. Windows XP can do this switching of user account at a high speed.
TWO –Â Clear type font rendering mechanism.
Rendering is the process of generating an image from a model with the help of computer program. Rendering also include the process of calculating the effects in video editing files to produce the final output of the video. This feature of Windows XP improves the readability in liquid display monitors. Windows XP has a high ability in rendering mechanism. This can improve the quality of your images.
ONE – Â Languages and task grouping
Windows XP Operating System is available in various languages. This increases its usability and makes the Windows XP as the consumer based product. Windows XP provides us a new task graphical user interface
The Windows XP has been considered as the user based Operating System of Microsoft because of its user friendly features.