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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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A Windows Overview

Windows XP is the first family of Windows to break down the long-standing barrier between home-oriented and business-oriented releases of Windows. Originally code-named Whistler, Windows XP is the product of a development process that began with a consumer operating system code-named Neptune in late 1999 and a separate business-oriented operating system code-named Odyssey, which was planned as a successor to Windows 2000. In January 2000, Microsoft decided to integrate both Neptune and Odyssey into a single operating system family code-named Whistler, which you now know as Windows XP.

Thus, Windows XP was to be the first Windows family to combine a complete line of home-oriented and business-oriented releases of Windows into ...

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