Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the leading manufacturer of software, services and Internet technology for personal computers and business environment. It can be said that Windows XP continues the tradition already established by predecessors Windows NT and Windows 2000. Although the enriched core is built on Windows 2000, it is easier to use and more powerful for all users of PCs. A computer system is a set of resources, usually expensive, with more features. These may mention that he offers convenient user interface, friendly, making it extremely difficult to use directly by an unsuspecting user, common. In addition, for economic reasons because resources are sometimes too expensive, they should be used concurrently. Thus, it is one of the causes for the appearance of the operating system. A definition of an operating system would be a series of manual procedures and program modules which manages the computer system resources (memory, processor, information), solving conflicts of access and trying to optimize their operation. Microsoft Windows XP operating system was first presented by Bill Gates, Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, along with Jim Allchin at the event Experience Music Project in Seattle. On 24 August 2001 the two had representatives of six major PC manufacturers, “gold code” end of Windows XP. CDs containing the final version of Windows XP were placed in six boxes of gold.
Windows XP will have a new image that will make it easier to use and more powerful for all users of PCs. The new design will make it easier visual-based work tasks and will be the most significant update to the Windows interface since the launch of Windows 95 desktop will have a simpler design, colorful, clean and will make your PC more easy and intuitive to use. Windows XP will extend the power of the PC by connecting devices, digital media and Web services to provide users with new ways to exploit the computing environment: the ability for any user who has a scanner and a digital camera to copy pictures from your PC to you view, edit, print, publish or send them on whom he wants. Windows XP enriches digital music allowing users to quickly and easily build their collections in digital format to take with them and the music they want to listen to various portable devices. Also, Windows XP gives users the ability to relax watching movies on the Web or on DVD. The possibility for direct connection to the user with a friend or expert who might help if ivirii problems.
From visually appears the idea of visual styles that allow the operating system to switch to a new look and behave as such when going from one style to another. Obviously, apps created with new tools from Microsoft can benefit from these facilities. Visual styles are controlled through the properties dialog display that was developed in a large number of ways. Needless to say, simplifying desktop theme made the icons that appear in dialogues notifications to be used only for that purpose (eg indication of a new email arrived). This is accomplished by not allowing choice in situations of these icons by simply hiding.