December 10, 2001 | PCWorld
- XP's Gotchas - Windows XP is selling briskly, but the
patch parade is already in full swing. Here's a guide to the
top upgrade glitches -- and their fixes.
December 8, 2001 |
- CNET offers this collection of articles about Windows XP
and what it means to you. There are reviews of the operating
system and the Microsoft Plus add-on, some information on
look-and-feel, implications of Microsoft's Passport technology,
usage tips and tricks, and more. If you've wondered about
whether to upgrade this may be a relatively gentle way to
figure out what you'll be getting into.
December 5, 2001 |
Networked - Adding Windows XP Home Edition to an Existing
December 5, 2001 |
Magazine - Windows XP: Security by Complexity Windows
XP finally brings real security to the desktop.
October 23, 2001 | CNet
News - The Gatekeeper: Microsoft's Ultimate Weapon.
In this special report, CNET News.com examines the multifaceted
strategy from legal, economic and practical perspectives,
offering a different angle in each of the seven business days
leading up to Windows XP's formal release Oct. 25.
7, 2001 | Microsoft
- Before you buy a new computer, make sure it can run Windows XP. Check out our
list of Windows XP Ready PCs and prepare for the future of computing.
5, 2001 | NY
Times - David Pogue, the fellow behind the Missing
Manual books, gives his opinion of Windows XP. see
September 5, 2001 | InformationWeek
- Fred Langa continues his discussion of Windows
Product Activation with comments from readers.
24, 2001 | Microsoft
- New orders for Windows XP Professional Release
Candidate 2 (RC2) will now be accepted through
September 19, 2001. To place your order, visit here.
August 24, 2001 | CNet
- Microsoft on Friday revealed final retail pricing for Windows XP, a day after
Amazon.com leaked the information on the Web for a second time.
23, 2001 | Microsoft
- Windows Product Activation. Microsoft explains what
it is and what is does. They're apparently going to
relax some of the requirements of WPA. note: This
is a Word document. You'll either need Wordpad or Word
to view this document.
21, 2001 | InformationWeek
- Windows Product Activation, or WPA - What is it? How
does it work? Fred Langa answers these questions for
8, 2001 | CNet
- Starting next month, some new PCs could include an unexpected
accessory: Windows XP.
2, 2001 | Microsoft - Windows XP RC2 is now
available for download. Registered customers should be
getting their download passwords.
25, 2001 | CNet
- Lawmakers, trustbusters and competitors are
turning up the heat on Microsoft, indicating they could seek to delay the
company's Windows XP operating system, due to ship in October.
19, 2001 | CNet
- Microsoft said Wednesday it will
ease up on planned anti-piracy measures in its
upcoming Windows XP operating system amid fire from
critics who say the measures will needlessly hassle
18, 2001 | PC
Magazine - Find out if you've
got what it takes to support XP.
July 18, 2001 | CNet
- Microsoft will not include the
software needed to run programs written in the Java
programming language in its new Windows XP operating
system, the software giant said Tuesday.
10, 2001 | CNet
- As if Microsoft didn't have enough
trouble this week with a prolonged outage of its MSN
Messenger service, the company has also stumbled in
its delivery of a preview version of its Windows XP
operating system to more than 100,000 testers. Additionally
Amazon.com has apparently pulled a preview version of
Windows XP from its online store.
5, 2001 | Microsoft
- Stop by the Windows XP website to see which computer
manufacturers are currently offering Windows XP ready
2, 2001 |
Microsoft - Windows XP Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
is now ready for download! Download times can be
anywhere from 43 minutes for someone with a T1 line to
20 hours for slobs like me with an analog 56kb modem!
In truth I use a friend's system to download using a
cable modem and then transferring to a CD using a CD-RW
28, 2001 | Former writer for Winmag.com, Scot
Finnie, now has his own newsletter and he attended
a preview of Windows XP. Read about his impressions in
his latest newsletter. Good reading and good
27, 2001 | CNet
- Microsoft may have discovered the
ultimate turnoff. The company's new product-activation
technology, which locks Office XP or Windows XP to a
particular PC hardware configuration, can deactivate
unexpectedly, rendering the software useless. The
feature could present the biggest headache to people
that frequently upgrade or change components on their
12, 2001 | InfoWorld
- If you think the
Internet is wild now, security pro Steve
Gibson says it's
nothing compared to the problems that will ensue if
Windows XP is released in its current form.
11, 2001 | CNet
- Advanced instant-messaging technology could help Microsoft
break a string of mediocre upgrade cycles to its ubiquitous operating system,
21, 2001 | C|Net
News - When Microsoft releases Windows XP in October, will smaller software
companies benefit from jumping aboard the bandwagon or be run over by it?
16, 2001 | Scot Finnie's Newsletter -
The Lycos Computers channel is the publisher of a
detailed, Winmag-style, Windows XP Beta 2 review
up to Speed on Windows XP." The story was
written by Serdar Yegulalp, Neil Randall, Dave Methvin,
and me (Scot Finnie.) In addition, Winmag art and
production staffers Heide Balaban, Jeanette Hafke, and
Roma Nowak contributed to the article. Lycos's Vito
Valentinetti also worked on production. Editor's note: This is the most
detailed report yet on Windows XP. Also you might want to subscribe
to Scot's Newsletter.
10, 2001 | C|Net
- Despite Microsoft's hype about Windows XP, most enterprises are not in for a
significantly different experience.
7, 2001 | ZDNet
- Here is a list of articles on Windows XP (over 200)
that have been posted to the various ZDNet sites.
27, 2001 | C|Net
- Microsoft is requiring consumers who want to use the latest version of
Windows Media Player to upgrade to the new Windows XP operating system -- a move
that is reminiscent of the company's controversial decision to tie the Internet
Explorer browser with Windows.
26, 2001 | C|Net
- Microsoft will not support a budding peripheral-connection standard in its
forthcoming Windows XP operating system, instead favoring a technology developed
by Apple Computer.
24, 2001 | PC
Magazine - This fall Microsoft will release
Windows XP, its first major operating-system upgrade
since Windows 95.
20, 2001 | PC
Magazine - Microsoft could step into a pothole if the upcoming Windows XP operating system polices users.
19, 2001 | NY
Times - Another Version of Windows Is on the Way.
The earthquake in Seattle in February — while Bill Gates was demonstrating
the new Windows XP operating system at a local hotel — may seem like a mere
thunder rumble compared with the impact on the marketplace when this latest
version of Windows hits store shelves later this year. As Microsoft sees it,
Windows XP has the potential to be its biggest leap forward in home
operating-system software since Windows 95 was introduced. note
12, 2001 | CNet
- Can Microsoft beat the security bugs? That's the intent of a multi-pronged strategy that the software giant unveiled Tuesday at the RSA Data Security Conference.
5, 2001 | CNet
- PC enthusiasts looking to grab an early copy of Windows XP may be in for a big surprise: Many will need more computing horsepower to run
the operating system.