Windows XP is an operating system developed by the US company Microsoft . It is a set of programs that allow you to manage the resources of a computer and manage the hardware from the most basic levels.
Windows XP is a version of Windows, released in October 2001 . Its codename during the development phase was Whistler, while its official name comes from the English term eXPerience . This operating system, which happened to Windows 2000 and is the predecessor of Windows Vista , managed to become the most used in the world. It has adaptations for various environments, such as home computers, laptops and mini-laptops.
It is important to know that since its appearance, Microsoft has been launching a whole series of packages, so-called service packs, with which it has been improving some of the features of the operating system. In 2002, in 2004 and 2008 was when he introduced those who introduced new features such as a new interface for what was the firewall, improvements in the security system of what was the Windows Media Player or the capacity that the e-mail program (Outlook) could block attachments that it believes may be dangerous.
At the technical level, its main innovation is the fact that it is based on the architecture and core of Windows NT , being Microsoft's first consumer-oriented operating system that has this feature. The fact that it offers the possibility to proceed to install drivers or different applications without having to carry out the whole procedure of the system restart or that gives the opportunity to be able to use the remote desktop are other characteristics that made Windows XP would become a real benchmark within the computer industry. Here you can get a Windows XP ISO for free.
Users have congratulated the graphical interface of Windows XP, which promotes a more simplified use compared to other operating systems. On the other hand, the most frequent criticisms are its security vulnerabilities and the integration of the Internet Explorer browser and the Windows Media Player (which may be considered as an abuse of Microsoft's dominant position in the market and an attack against the free competition).
Another novelty of Windows XP is the inclusion of the Windows Genuine Advantage system , which is responsible for verifying whether the copy is original or counterfeit. When the program does not pass the validation process, the user encounters a warning. In the next year 2014, concretely the 8 of April, is when it is anticipated that Windows XP stops having a support.
What it will mean is that from that moment users who have in their computers the mentioned operating system can not have more security updates, nor corrections to what are system errors or patches of various kinds. A fact that what will basically mean is that the equipment that has installed that one is unprotected and more exposed to vulnerabilities. Thanks to alternative news emagtrends for the info.