Essay by bawd420University, Bachelor'sA+, March 2004

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My current operating system is Microsoft Windows XP Professional. I was running a dual boot with Linux but I had too many problems. Windows XP is supposed to pretty much be the future of operating systems (until they come out with a newer and improved version.) Some of the features it offers include an Enhanced device driver verifier, dramatically reduced reboot scenarios, improved code protection, side-by-side DLL support; windows file protection, and a preemptive multitasking architecture. And that's just to name a few. One other feature I really like is that you can use the Windows 2000 classic interface, which makes it great if you had Windows 2000 before.

Overall, it was a big step up from older Windows versions, in terms of graphical appeal and performance. The interface looks current and modernized and it stands out. Windows XP also adapts to the way each individual works with a redesigned start menu that shows your most frequently used applications first.

Another feature that XP includes is, when you're working on multiple files in the same application, the minimized windows are consolidated into one single taskbar button, which makes it really convenient when you're working on a lot of applications at once. To put it all in perspective, Windows XP offers a lot of features that other operating systems don't.

While researching my motherboard, I discovered all the specifications and features it offers. I looked at numerous reviews on it also, and they all seemed to rate this board pretty high. My motherboard is an Intel 850 chipset and it offers some of the following features: it has a 400 MHz system bus, dual RDRAM capability with room for up to 2 GB's of RAM, dual USB controllers for four ports which doubles the bandwidth...