Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: N0900048
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- Reviewed by: Matt Lake
- Reviewed on: 09/04/2001
The good: Streamlined interface; better performance on many systems; easier and more capable networking; integrated CD-R/RW playback and burn features.
The bad: You can install XP on only one machine; piddling discounts for additional PC licenses; nags you to sign up for Passport Web account; multiple-user login screens are often redundant; heavy system requirements.
The bottom line: XP is a worthwhile upgrade from 95/98 or Windows 2000. Unless you need corporate administration tools, XP Home Edition should suffice for most--even for small businesses.
Windows XP Home Edition Stinks
by nihalfdo on August 21, 2005
Pros: Great User Friendly Operating System
Cons: Does Not Contain Features Other Windows Operating Systems Have and very poor compatibility with DOS Programs and Old Software.
Summary: Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT4, 2000 and Windows XP Professional is way better that Home Edition, because of the compatibility and features. Windows XP Home Edition may be user ...
Summary: Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, NT4, 2000 and Windows XP Professional is way better that Home Edition, because of the compatibility and features. Windows XP Home Edition may be user friendly for the non-computer experts, but is a waste for an Operating System and the Whole Computer, because you cannot run DOS Programs well as Windows 9x and ME and You cannot join a domain like Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP Professional can. It is also a bad idea for Microsoft to bring Home Users to the NT Kernel. DOS Kernel Operating Systems, especially Windows 98 are what businesses have as well as home users have, so Windows 95, 98 and ME are not Home Edition Type Operating Systems as to Windows XP Home Edition is. Microsoft should have Windows XP Professional with the DOS Kernel Mode sided with Safe Mode for Home and Professional use, just like Windows 95, 98 and ME.
Good OS, yet I prefer windows 98
by edgar_0587 on August 6, 2005
Pros: good interface, great stability
Cons: Not recommended for old machines
Summary: Good OS for top of the line PCs. It provides outstanding stability at a very high memory and processor cost. very good for computers with multiusers. Win98 and WinXP pro ...
Summary: Good OS for top of the line PCs. It provides outstanding stability at a very high memory and processor cost. very good for computers with multiusers. Win98 and WinXP pro are better...
When it comes down to it, it is a good OS...
by PCCRomeo on July 22, 2005
Pros: Very easy to use; No "Blue Screen of Death"; The perfect OS if you don't use the internet very much...
Cons: Spyware and viruses are abundant; Microsoft support is extremely edxpensive...
Summary: If you don't use the then Windows XP is the OS for you. However, internet users have to have virus software, anti-spyware software, and a firewall running at the ...
Summary: If you don't use the then Windows XP is the OS for you. However, internet users have to have virus software, anti-spyware software, and a firewall running at the same time, which hogs a lot of your system resources. And if you need tech support, it's best to email your PC manufacturer (no matter how old your PC is, you get free email support) because to just email Microsoft it's around $30. Windows XP is also good because since I've bought the OS I've not had to pay Microsoft another dime, but I do have to pay for McAfee VirusScan and Firewall which is a bummer.
Its called antispyware
by DarkCyclone3005 on July 1, 2005
Pros: Quality and Support
Cons: Easily get viruses and spyware without protection
Summary: Ok people, all of you say that you get spyware and viruses and stuff like that.. Did you ever hear of antispyware or antivirus programs.. I mean come on its ...
Summary: Ok people, all of you say that you get spyware and viruses and stuff like that.. Did you ever hear of antispyware or antivirus programs.. I mean come on its on the micro$oft web sites. (EX: windows antispyware, etc..) I mean Im not tryin to say window$ is the best but come on. If u guys talk, then back it up. Although I personaly prefer linux to XP. And I really dont like mac cuz its more for media, although I have no problems with it, I say that windows is a good buy as long as ur protected. Cuz if not... ur doomed
All-in-all good OS, too many security problems
by bassfisherman292 on April 30, 2005
Pros: good interface, lots of compatible hardware, devices, and programs
Cons: security holes, countless viruses, fairly unstable
Summary: did you know that if you have a brand new computer with XP, or a fresh version of Windows XP on your computer, you have a 95% chance of getting ...
Summary: did you know that if you have a brand new computer with XP, or a fresh version of Windows XP on your computer, you have a 95% chance of getting some sort of Spyware, Adware, or virus in the first 20 minutes of use just by surfing the web? thats scary isnt it.
Windows XP is a great OS, dont get me wrong, but it has a fairly unstable core, unlike Mac OS X or Linux. It also has a host of security holes and such, making the computer rapidly slow down, just after using it online for a few minutes after a fresh install. what it basically comes down to is Windows XP is a good OS, when it is not connected to the internet. that is basically what it comes down to. i have XP home on this computer right now and it is slow, very slow, even with a good speed 2 GHz Celeron processor nd 512 MB ram. Spyware, adware, and viruses slow it down, and most, like around 99% of the adware, spyware, and viruses, are made for Windows, so it is not that secure.
Crashes will not allow restart.
Cons: Crashes will not allow Hard drive to restart when there is no reason for the crash.
The best Windows yet.
Pros: Ease of use unequaled by previous versions of Windows. Stylish interface. Extremely reliable; it's never crashed on me and it's never had the "blue screen of death" (as Apple likes to scare people with).
Cons: None, really.
God help us
Pros: Good PnP response
Cons: Crashes often for no visible reason - Event Viewer doesn't even list a reason, most of the time
Not if you intend on file sharing with 98SE or ME
Pros: Fast to start at 1.6 ghz fast within that PC Fast over the internet share very well.
Cons: craps out when it comes time to share files over a lan they admit slow. I say 99% of the time the file will not open ie MS office 2000 same file open and close it reopen and it will not open create folder on another work station from the xp and xp claims
Great consumer OS
Pros: Very stable, first home-oriented operating system built on Windows NT/2000 technology. If you have the opprotunity, be sure to also check out Windows 2000!
Cons: Not as flexible as XP Pro/Windows 2000 in some areas.
- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: N0900048
- Description: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition is the next version of the Windows operating system, which is designed exclusively for home computing. Windows XP Home Edition puts the exciting experiences of the digital age at your fingertips. From digital photos, music, and video to building a home network, Windows XP Home Edition brings you into the digital age with ease. Built on the solid foundation of Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition also sets the new standard in efficient and dependable computing. A new visual design, reliable Windows engine, and new Internet security features combine with capabilities for sharing your computer to give you the most dependable Windows operating system yet.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
- Language(s) English
- Localization United States,
- License pricing Standard
- Localization English
- License Type Complete package
- License Qty 1 user
- License Pricing Standard
- Media CD-ROM
- Package Type Retail
- Min Processor Type Intel Pentium - 233 MHz
- Min RAM Size 64 MB
- Min Hard Drive Space 1.5 GB
- Peripheral / Interface Devices CD-ROM,
Mouse or compatible device