Windows® XP Laptops
Benefits of the Windows® XP operating system on laptops
Windows® XP has been around for a long time and by the looks of it, will be around for a while longer. The main reasons behind its amazing popularity are ease of use and installation, easy setup, available on a wide range of systems and many more that will be elaborated upon here. Microsoft® has provided updated services packs at regular intervals and has included everything that can help users to run Windows® XP on their laptops without any problems or issues. For gamers, Windows® XP is simply the easiest operating system to play on because of the large number of games that are compatible with it.
Advantages of Windows® XP on laptops are as follows:
- Available on a wide range of systems
- Friendly user interface
- Ease of compatibility with other software
- Excellent customer support
Available on a wide range of systems
Windows® XP is available on virtually every laptop except the iMac®. Since its release in 2001 it has captured a 55.3% market share, peaking in 2007 with 76.1%. Its wide availability is something that other operating systems have been unable to duplicate, whereas Windows® XP can boot on practically any laptop in the market today, with the exception given above. Another point that Microsoft® has scored on is the pricing. Today, you can get Windows® XP with every innovative feature at a reasonable price.
Friendly user interface
The graphics on Windows® XP was a radical departure from what was seen in Windows® 98. The graphics on Windows® XP is streamlined and easy to access even for a novice user. This has proven to be a huge advantage for Microsoft® for XP has been adopted across millions of homes and offices around the world. The colors are pleasing and easy to view. Access to different applications can be confusing in the beginning, especially for those shifting directly from Windows® 98 but once you get used to it navigating through Windows® XP becomes simple and smooth.
The plug-in-and-play feature on XP is easy as the drivers are already pre-installed. As a result USB drives and external hard drives can be plugged in and can be can accessed immediately on your laptop. Purchasing any software for your laptop is not a problem for you can be rest assured that it will work. Operating systems in the past were not as flexible and there was very little guarantee that software would work properly. All these issues disappeared with Windows® XP.
Due to its popularity, Microsoft® has provided outstanding customer support over the years. The service packs have been introduced at regular intervals since 2002 and continued till 2008. There are three services packs with a lot of updates that are being continuously released by Microsoft® on their website. Additionally, if you go to the Help and Support option from your tool bar, you can see that it is a one stop place for whatever issues you need to repair or solve on Windows® XP.