Definition - What does Windows XP mean?
Windows XP is an operating system (OS) developed and exclusively distributed by Microsoft Corporation and targeted to owners of personal computers, laptops and media centers. The "XP" stands for eXPerience.
Windows XP was released to manufacturers in August 2001 and publicly released in October 2001. Because of its installed user base, it is the second most popular Windows version.
Techopedia explains Windows XP
The three main Windows XP versions are (were) as follows:
- Home Edition: For basic home users
- Professional Edition: For power users and professionals requiring more advanced features
- Media Center Edition: Not released to retail, this version was made exclusively available to computer manufacturers for installation on desktops/laptops marketed as media center PCs.
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