Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- File Name: WinXP_Pro_EN-US.iso
- File Size: 590 MB
- File Version: SP1 / SP3
- Author: Microsoft Corporation
- License: Shareware
- Minimum System Requirements
- CPU: Pentium III Processor 733 MHz / AMD Athlon 800 MHz
- RAM: 512 MB
- Free Disk Space: 5 GB
Introduction: A relic of our childhood days, Windows XP Professional is the operating system most of us grew up with. It belongs to the Windows NT family of operating systems owned by Microsoft. It was released worldwide in October 2001, almost a year after Windows released its predecessor Windows 2000. Packed with the latest upgrades, this operating system sought to increase workplace productivity.
What is so unique about it?
Windows XP Professional was in many ways a revolutionary step in the development of a commercial market for computers. Its development paved the way for a number of changes in the IT industry. It set many benchmarks for the future.
The most striking feature about the new Windows XP Professional is its redesigned User Interface. The Start Menu looks fresh with its two-column arrangement. Effects and animation can be adjusted depending on the processing power of your PC. The default wallpapers of Windows XP surely will take you down to the memory lanes. The rolling green fields of the Napa Valley and the blue sky pair up to make the iconic wallpaper.
Apart from the re-imagined visuals and the striking display, Windows XP Professional offers a number of other features for its users. Microsoft has done enough homework to realize the threats posed by the malware on the World Wide Web. This operating system comes reinforced with an Internet Connection Firewall. It adds to the security of corporate networks. Application Compatibility Mode allows different programs to run smoothly without crashing.
One of the most futuristic yet handy features of this operating system is Remote Assistance. It can assist you in connecting to your own Windows XP through some other desktop. This feature can help the users be more efficient and can be time savvy especially in situations where mobility is limited by some unexpected changes. Another significant update is the new version of System Update. This allows the PC to switch to an earlier version of its OS. Talking about the connectivity, Windows XP handles the Wireless LAN in an effective manner, unlike its predecessors, both Windows 2000 and Windows ME. WLAN security has also been modified.
Windows XP Professional was a move in the right direction for the Windows NT family. Its emphasis on network security and remote assistance foresaw the future. With an equal mix of refreshing visuals, security, connectivity, and hardware compatibility, Windows XP Professional really is a game-changer.