According to Microsoft's standard policy, Microsoft software products in support of the mainstream of technology normally last for 5 years and thereafter will enter a period of 5 years technical support of the expansion phase, the final software will be out of the market, Microsoft will no longer provide patches and updates. In April last year, out of the market access considerations, specifically the Microsoft Windows XP's mainstream support for the extension of the period from 5 years to 7 years. April 14, XP officially retired in the history of IT technology, this is a day of great historical significance, we do not intend to talk about Microsoft's next-generation operating system What are the prospects for Windows7, we are concerned only with XP, but this has become our habit of and the king is about to step down.
October 25, 2001, the then vice president of Microsoft's Jim Allchin demonstrated the first time Windows XP. Microsoft issued the first two versions: Professional Edition (Windows XP Professional) and Home Edition (Windows XP Home Edition). Home consumption is home users, professional version of the family based on the version of the Add a new business-oriented design for the network authentication, and other characteristics of dual-processor.
Later, Microsoft also launched a Media Center Edition (Media Center Edition), Tablet PC Edition (Tablet PC Edition), Embedded Edition (Embedded), 64-bit (x64 Edition), Starter Edition (Starter Edition), as well as low-end PC customized Starter Edition (Funda mentals for Legacy PCs) and so on.
1999, Windows2000, when not published, Microsoft has launched a Windows 2000 version of the plan to the family, which is code-named "Neptune" (Neptune) operating system. It is a pity that only after the introduction of an Alpha version, the scheme died . under a family version of the operating system on the end Win9 X product line, which is Windows Me. But Microsoft has not abandoned the family for the Windows 2000 version of the plan to build, in fact, "Neptune" is a code-named "Whistler "replaced the product.
Whistler is the codename of Windows XP. As early as in 2000, Whistler has been widespread concern, of course, Whistler did not like so much of Windows 7 leaked version.
Whistler2257 version of the desktop
Applications to run the desktop version of Whistler2257
Whistler2257 version of calculator
Whistler2257 version of Media Player
Moderators volume control Whistler 2257
Whistler 2257 in IE 5.60
Whistler 2257 in Outlook Express 5.60
Whistler 2257 Control Panel
Whistler 2257 Task Manager
Whistler 2257 welcomed the interface
Whistler 2257 shutdown interface
Windows XP letters "XP" on behalf of the English word "experience" (experience). External version of Windows XP is 2002, the internal version is 5.1 (ie Windows NT 5.1), the official version of the version number is 5.1.2600.
Upon the introduction of Windows XP, it great success. Let us return to our familiar Windows XP Professional Edition:
XP Professional Edition welcomes the interface
Landing Interface XP Professional Edition
XP Professional Desktop
Early version of XP Professional Media Player 8
XP Professional version of IE6
XP Professional version of Outlook Express 6
XP Professional version of the control panel
XP Pro shutdown interface
Here are a few of the specific version of Windows system decommissioning deadline:
Windows 2000: free support and SP3 on June 30, 2005 end of support will continue to pay July 13, 2010, no other service pack (SP5);
Windows XP SP2: 2010 on 13 day 7 years retired;
Windows XP SP3: It will release in two years after XPSP4 or retired in April 2014, as the case may be;
Windows Vista Business Edition: Free support ended April 10, 2012, to pay support as of April 11, 2017;
Windows Vista SP1: Vista SP2 (probably in April of this year) released two years after retirement, it may be in April 2011;
Windows Server 2008: Free support for up to 9 July, 2013, to pay support as of October 7, 2018.