first version for the standard user that was also a full-blown OS
web page design programs, words and images will be displayed on the monitor as they will look on the printed page or web page.
Windows 95, 98 and Me. Used some DOS programs as part of the underlying OS (called a DOS core). Used a combo of 16bit and 32bit processing.
Windows NT (NT stands for "New Technology") is a family of businessoriented, graphic-based, multi-tasking network operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993. It was originally designed to be a powerful high-level-languagebased, processor-independent, multiprocessing, multiuser operating system with features comparable to UNIX. It is a standalone operating system that is also a "network ready" system capable of being a small application server for a workgroup of Windows based PCs. Windows NT was replaced by Windows 2000, however is still in widespread use.
Upgrades to XP Professional but requires clean install for XP Home and XP x64 and requires a clean install of any Vista
Windows XP Home Edition
The XP edition that does not include Remote Desktop, multilingual capabilities, roaming profiles, and support for high-end processors.
Windows XP Professional
Edition of Windows XP designed for businesses.
Microsoft's fastest, most efficient operating system to date offering quicker program start up, built-in diagnostics, automatic recovery, improved security, and enhanced searching and organizing capabilities and is available in multiple editions: Windows Firewall,W's Messenger; W's Media Player; W's Sidebar