Microsoft Windows XP - Professional
Manufacturer: Microsoft Part number: E8500086
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CNET editors' review
price range: $115.96 - $229.69
- Reviewed by: Matt Lake
- Reviewed on: 09/04/2001
The good: Streamlined interface; better performance on many systems; easier and more capable networking; integrated CD-R/RW playback and burn features; Remote Assistance tool aids troubleshooting and control of remote PCs.
The bad: You can install XP on only one machine; piddling discounts for additional PC licenses; nags you to sign up for Passport Web account; heavy system requirements.
The bottom line: Windows Professional boasts serious corporate administration tools--it's a trustworthy upgrade from Windows 2000.
Pros: Its a good setup, fun to use i like how they put it togther. Cool Features.
Cons: It is Very Very Very Unstable! Got a Brand new laptop, was very happy. Then i week later it crashed ***. It wan't a virus. I had to reformat all my drive and because of this now i have Windows 2000 until they make Windows Xp more Crash free!
Windows XP, the true XPrience from Micro$oft-as it claims
Pros: Handy features, Nice eye candies. Ability to detect devices and install them without any help. Nice help features. User friendly.
Cons: The features should have been implemented on previous windows o/s and not only right now. Unecessary to have all the fancy effects. High system requirements. Does not support old drivers. And the LAME REACTIVATION process when you changed new hardwares. P
Worth it for 98 users, but not 2000.
Pros: Faster than 98 on some machines, better core than 98, new look, good config options.
Cons: Freezes randomly, needs a lot of RAM, expensive for 2000 users, forces IE and Media Player on your HD. Note: I only recommend this procuct for 98/Me/NT 4 users.
It sucks!...If you buy it you?ll agree with me...
Summary: I know i know, you have seen lots of thumbs up for this thing...Don?t listen to them! I don?t know which XP are they talking about, since ...
Summary: I know i know, you have seen lots of thumbs up for this thing...Don?t listen to them! I don?t know which XP are they talking about, since this is the most unstable OS ever. In both versions it crashes all the time and has serius compatibility issues, most old aplications won?t work right on it, HELL! EVEN THE ONES DESIGNED FOR XP WONT WORK PROPERLY!! It looks great and is very user friendly but you are not going to care much about that when you find yourself unable to use most of your programs without crashing or having to quit because there?s a problem with the system. You may try updating all your drivers and every updatable thing in your computer, you can try to configure everything by yourself ,it still wont work,as a mather of fact unless you are one of the XP programing team i doubt you are going to be able to customize it right. To make the long story short, maybe in the future it will work fine (with 1 or 2 Gb of critical updates), in the meantime i recomend you to save your money and try this one later (in 2 years or so).
Best O/S bar none...yet.
Summary: I seem to have good luck with ME...of all 9X's, it is best. I like Win2K (NT5) very much. But, I could not run several S/W programs ...
Summary: I seem to have good luck with ME...of all 9X's, it is best. I like Win2K (NT5) very much. But, I could not run several S/W programs on Win2k and no 9X is as stable as NT5. XP has arrived and I have the best of both worlds. Yes, it is still NT5.x.x something. A Win2K-expanded-I guess to have ME like abilities merged into the stable NTFS. Anyway, GREAT! So far, any crash has not been the fault of Windows and always easily fixed. XP returns to stability. All other problems seem to work themselves out. I could not use the RUN, SEARCH, and HELP in one or two profiles on two XP Pro computers in the new start menu; had to use “Classic.” Other profiles on same computers worked. Why???? Who knows…Microsoft Help didn’t know at the time. One computer was upgraded from ME, the other new with OEM XP Pro. After continued auto updates, funny thing, all profiles work with the new startup. To date, I’ve changed to 2-XP Pros and 1-XP Home, and still run one Win2k Pro, and one Wind2k Advanced Server (a combined domain controller, SQL, active directory, DNS). The main reason for not upgrading to XP? Cost! XP O/S and Office XP; have to buy one for one. Homes have multiple computers now. Most will not shell out. People will still use the older stuff as long as possible…like us. As long as my remaining ME’s, Win2K, and Office 2000 products work, most of our computers will not be upgraded for a long time.
The best windows made to date.
Summary: 1.WinXP pro = kaput to Win98SE. 3.WinXP pro = 2x the kaput to Win2000. 2.WinXP pro = 8x the kaput to WinME. 3.WinXP Pro = infinity kaput to Win95 and ...
Summary: 1.WinXP pro = kaput to Win98SE. 3.WinXP pro = 2x the kaput to Win2000. 2.WinXP pro = 8x the kaput to WinME. 3.WinXP Pro = infinity kaput to Win95 and less.
No previous MS o/s is more stable
Summary: With a celeron 400mhz, 352mb of ram, and a pretty rubbish computer system in general it's perfectly fine for internet browsing with my cable modem, and it does fine ...
Summary: With a celeron 400mhz, 352mb of ram, and a pretty rubbish computer system in general it's perfectly fine for internet browsing with my cable modem, and it does fine for running programs etc. Unfortunately no graphics card so can't comment on it's usefullness for gaming. If anybody has a problem it's because you've not set up your hardware right. For most people it should be a case of run it and that's it. I removed all the stupid looks it defaults with, and it now runs as fast as windows 98 did. Sometimes i consider going back - do i really need XP? Well to be honest yes; it's stable, never crashes, you can restart networking without restarting the computer. It's most user friendly for my 11 year old sister who's no clue about computers - and it's good enough for me too. If anybody's got a problem then just contact microsoft and see what can be worked out - it really is a good o/s if you have the system requirements minimum, and it's very stable. But if it doesn't need fixin, don't touch it - if your'e hapy with 98 etc then don't go to xp unless you think it'd be cool to have a totally working (usually i say!) out the box product. It's brilliant but expensive. I reccomend it if you've a generally good computer and want to go from 98, or me - xp's the way to go at the mo.
Windows XP is not for the lazy
Summary: I'm sure Windows thinks that XP is for everyone, but unfortunately it's not. A lot of complains are that the os is slow, buggy and has many security ...
Summary: I'm sure Windows thinks that XP is for everyone, but unfortunately it's not. A lot of complains are that the os is slow, buggy and has many security risk. I been running XP before it came out and at first it was slow as hell; however, after reconfiguring the he!! out of it, it surpassed my expectations of what I called speed. Expecting the os to be 100% stable and little to no security brisk is not a Microsoft thing. If Mac or Linux for that matter would be more popular then you would also see more security breaches like Microsoft. In fact, more people are trying Linux, usually the mandrake flavor because it's the most user friendly distribution, and you are seeing the same concepts Microsoft is using. Things like error reporting, registering with the Mandrake Team (which is not required), Full Welcome Screen, etc. As software/Operating Systems become more popular more breaches come out; and if you are a Mandrake fan you’ll know what I’m talking about because not even 2 years there wasn’t more then about 6 security problem, yet now there are a lot more then six. When I had Red Hat running, there where 0 virus on Linux and now there are how many? Two or something… well not really virus but still big security breaches. If Linux where to take off, then you'll see that the holes will come out like Microsoft products, certainly not as severe but still nevertheless. Furthermore, XP is only as fast, stable and secure as the owner(s) running it. Meaning that if your are a lazy, then your probably going to be complaining because there are to many blue screens of death, or your hardware does not work with XP, or you can't RTMF, etc. etc. and you want Microsoft to fix the problem, yet it's probably not their fault in the first place. I would highly recommend this os if your thinking about upgrading your win 98 (SE) or ME boxe(s); however, if your upgrading from win 2k, then that would be pointless because it would be like getting a GOLD Zelda edition cartridge for Nintendo 64 – nothing much change except the color and the final scene actually showed red blood instead of green – instead of the regular grey version.
Anyone wanna buy my XP CD?
Summary: I totally booped on this one. Got the XP Pro and regret it ever since! Lots of games and hardware say they work on XP and they really don't......
Summary: I totally booped on this one. Got the XP Pro and regret it ever since! Lots of games and hardware say they work on XP and they really don't...even with uprades and using the Compat Wiz. Sure the skin looks nice and techie, but guess what? My 98SE CD is going back on the HD after I get XP off of it. This OS sometimes has a mind of its own, unlike 98SE and previous where you can control what your sys is doing and what you would like it to do. I want my PC to do things my way, not what MS wants it to do. Wonder how much I would get for my CD if I sold it on ebay...
Summary: If you have Windows 2000 do not upgrade to Windows XP. I have used both HomeEdition and Professional, and both on Laptops and Desktop/Workstations. The new XP is verry ...
Summary: If you have Windows 2000 do not upgrade to Windows XP. I have used both HomeEdition and Professional, and both on Laptops and Desktop/Workstations. The new XP is verry SLOW! and the hangup's is more harder than in Win2k. You know as well as me that Win2k do have hangups to.. but your system don't close explorer when a small app crash. Finaly i use Windows 2000 with Apache, PHP 4.3 with MySQL and other server tools for my websites. All my friends say the same think as me and we are all what you can say IT-pro's. Sorry of my english is bad, since im norwegian. And i say it again DO NOT UPGRADE! Windows 2003 server have Activation and XP have activation + bunch of errors and mistakes! security problemes!!
- Manufacturer: Microsoft
- Part number: E8500086
- Description: Microsoft Windows XP Professional is the next version of the Windows operating system, which is designed for businesses of all sizes, and for individuals who demand the most from their computing experience. Windows XP Professional goes beyond the benefits of Windows XP Home Edition with advanced capabilities designed specifically to optimize productivity using the latest advancements in the digital world. Built on the solid foundation of Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional provides improved reliability, security, performance and ease of use, setting the new standard in efficient and dependable computing.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Language(s) English
- 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 SVGA monitor,
Mouse or compatible device,