Advantages of Windows® XP®
Need to know the advantages of Windows® XP®?
Over the years since its release, Windows XP has managed to weather the storm in relation to the performance issues that were previously experienced by earlier versions such as Windows 98, Windows Millennium and Windows 95. These range from frequent blue screen errors and frequent unexplained software crashes among others. Even with the recent releases of Windows Vista and Windows 7 that were billed as the operating system of choice for the future, many users still opt to use Windows XP as the preferred default operating system given its less demand on the system resources in comparison to former two.
To give you a better insight as to why the operating system still stands out as the preferred choice, the article discusses in great lengths the advantages of the system software.
- Demand on system resource
- Benefits on system performance
- Availability and software update
Demand on system resource
Unlike the latest releases of Windows that demands a lot of system resources to install and run compelling the users to upgrade various hardware components, Windows XP, on the other hand, does not as it can comfortably be installed in computers based on Pentium processors with a minimum speed of 300 MHz, 128 MB RAM capacity, 1.5 GB hard disk space, CD-ROM and super video graphics adapter (SVGA). In comparison with some of the market leading notebooks, mini notebooks and netbooks technical specifications, the operating system can comfortably be accommodated with much stretch on the default system resources.
Benefits of system performance
The system software supports most of the hardware components, i.e. USB storage disk drives without the need to install additional third-party device drivers. Unlike the previous Windows version, the operating system provides a better graphical user interface (GUI) with easy to access menu options. Due to fast changing times, access to information has become a top priority in terms of the decision making process that might affect the standing of a business establishment among its competitors. Building on this, the software supports wireless networking, which makes it easy for users to connect to various hot spot zones without many difficulties and with less effort from the user. In addition, features such as plug and play that allow you to install and use hardware components such as USB flash disks, digital camera, mouse and keyboard by automatically installing the supporting applications is also made possible by the OS.
The system software is widely available from a number of certified vendors worldwide. Thus users can easily access support from virtually anywhere. Last but not least, you can use the program that includes auto update feature that automatically searches for and installs new updates released by the developer to fortify the system defense.