Windows® XP Versions
What are the features of different Windows® XP versions?
Microsoft® offers different versions of Windows® XP operating system like Windows® XP Professional Edition, Windows® XP Home Edition and Windows® XP 64 Bit version to suit individual needs. All of them have the same features except for little difference in terms of usability, more software and hardware compatibility. Also there is a difference in secure and friendlier approach towards web-based applications, gaming and the visual interface like playing movies and graphic related applications. The most widely used version is the Windows® XP Professional 32 bit Edition.
The following points will provide a better understanding of different versions of Windows® XP operating system:
- Windows® XP Home Edition
- Windows® XP Professional Edition
- Windows® XP 64 bit Edition
Windows® XP Home Edition
This version was launched after the 32 bit version of Microsoft® Windows® XP and had many improved features. It was updated with more hardware utilities and had better driver compatibility. The conflicts with the software of 32 bit version of Microsoft® Windows® XP were removed and a new patch of updated system files was introduced. It had a different user interface picture. The graphics software was updated to be more compatible with the latest 3D images and for the video games with DirectX®. This version made the security more simplified in terms of application and usage.
Windows® XP Professional Edition
Professional Edition was designed to be safer and secure in terms of usage. Everything that you can perform in Windows® XP Home Edition can be done here but with more reliability. In Windows® XP Professional Edition you can build the system as a server and it
can support more than one processor at a time.
Windows® XP 64 bit Edition This version of Windows® was designed to provide a secure Internet and networking environment. It enhances the usability of the web-based applications. It has a user interface for Internet protocol services and offers more client net services like client side caching. Windows® XP 64 bit Version also contains a SAP working agent and separate networking monitoring agent. The interface was changed and administrative tools option was provided in front on the list as you click the start menu button.