August 27th, Microsoft Canada Co. With development of the software now complete, Windows XP is on schedule for widespread availability on October The new Windows builds on the momentum of the Internet and digital media with improvements that increase productivity and provide both business and home users with an easy-to-use and exciting PC experience, said Erik Moll, Windows XP marketing manger, Microsoft Canada Co. Windows XP extends the computing experience for businesses and consumers by uniting PCs, devices and services and brings the solid foundation of Windows to home PC users, enhancing reliability, security and performance, Moll added. PC manufacturers faced with slumping PC sales welcomed the news. Once PC makers have the final code, they will spend the next four to six weeks testing and debugging the software on their systems, Roger Frizzell, a spokesman for Compaq Computer Corp. The Windows XP Home Edition unlocks the full potential of the personal computer and enables consumers to do amazing things with their PCs while providing the best home experience for stability, entertainment and communication. The ability to acquire, organize and share digital photosAn all-in-one place to download, store and playback the highest-quality digital musicThe ability to create, share and enjoy digital videosA personal entertainment system for gaming and high-quality dvd videosInstant messaging, voice and video capabilities to communicate with friends and familyEasy connections to share the computers and devices within a homeThe ability to invite a friend or support professional to connect to a pc over the Internet to fix a problem or answer a question Windows XP Professional includes all of the features and benefits of Windows XP Home Edition, plus additional remote access, security, performance, manageability and multi-lingual features, Microsoft said. Both editions of Windows XP will be available at retail in upgrade and standard versions. As early as Friday, the U.
Windows XP is not distributed online so there isn't a legitimate way to get a Windows XP download, even from Microsoft. No matter where you find it, be it through a torrent website or some other software distribution website, any XP download you come across online is probably not legal. The only guaranteed legal course of action when you need a copy of Windows XP is to actually buy a new copy of Windows XP. It's really that simple. On that note, if you manage to get a hold of a Windows XP ISO , it would need valid license information in order to activate , and most OS downloads come with crackers and keygens that attempt to authenticate the software illegally, which you should avoid. It's the Windows XP Product Key That's Valuable In many ways, what you actually pay for when you legally purchase a copy of Windows XP is the product key sometimes referred to as a CD key or key code, or incorrectly as the serial number. This unique number is required during an installation of Windows XP.