PC MANUFACTURERS ROLL OUT WINDOWS XP READY PCS.Customers looking forward to Windows XP The previous client version of Windows. XP was a major upgrade to the client version of Windows 2000 with numerous changes to the user interface. XP improved support for gaming, digital photography, instant messaging, wireless networking and sharing connections to the Internet. can purchase a new "Windows XP Ready PC" today that meets the system requirements To be used efficiently, all computer software needs certain hardware components or other software resources to be present on a computer system. These pre-requisites are known as (computer) system requirements and are often used as a guideline as opposed to an absolute rule. for the new operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , allowing them to upgrade to Windows XP the day it ships, thanks to the Windows XP Ready PC Program. Compaq Computer Corp., Dell Computer Corp., eMachines Inc., Equus Computer Systems Equus Computer Systems, Inc. is an American computer hardware and services company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It is the leading supplier of whitebox computers to the value-added reseller channel , Gateway Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Corp., KDS KDS Korea Data Systems (monitor manufacturer)
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The Windows XP Ready PC Program ensures that the PC meets or exceeds the Windows XP system requirements and has passed Windows Hardware Quality Lab test for Windows 2000, and that PC manufacturers will provide any necessary drivers at the launch of Windows XP.
In addition, customers can test-drive Windows XP before its Oct. 25 general availability through the Windows XP Preview Program. Preview Program members will also receive the Windows XP Preview Program Newsletter, which provides information on using the exciting new experiences in Windows XP, such as those involving digital pictures, music, movies, home networking and communications solutions. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/preview/default.asp.
"Windows XP is a breakthrough release that delivers incredible computing experiences for both work and home, enabling people to do amazing things with their PCs," said Jim Allchin, group vice president of the Windows Platforms Group at Microsoft. "With the Windows XP Ready PC Program, people can buy their new PC with confidence knowing it meets the Windows XP system requirements."
PC manufacturers have worked closely with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT MSFT Microsoft (stock symbol)
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"As a strong partner for over 15 years, Compaq has worked extraordinarily closely with Microsoft throughout the extensive development and beta test phase of Windows XP," said Michael Larson, senior vice president and general manager of the Compaq Access Business Group. "Compaq's No. 1 goal is to promote its broad PC and portable support for Windows XP across its commercial and consumer product lineups via Microsoft's Windows XP Ready Program and by ensuring that this breakthrough new operating system will be available to customers on Oct. 25."
"Gateway is excited about Windows XP because it will provide our customers with an easy-to-use platform that enables them to do more with digital photography, digital music, video editing, the Internet and communications," said Mike Ritter rit·ter
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"Dell has been fully committed to working closely with Microsoft on Windows XP throughout its development and beta testing (programming) beta testing - Testing a pre-release (potentially unreliable) version of a piece of software by making it available to selected users. This term derives from early 1960s terminology for product cycle checkpoints, first used at IBM but later standard throughout the phase," said Jim Totton, vice president of software for the Client Product Group at Dell. "We frequently hear from our customers inquiring about when our desktop and notebook computers will be available with Windows XP. By designating our current desktop and notebook computers as Windows XP Ready, our customers can be confident that come Oct. 25, these systems will be ready to upgrade to Windows XP and deliver amazing new computing experiences."
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