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Operang System analysis
Operating System Analysis
When considering which operating system for a home or business office computer or
network of computers, it is important to evaluate areas of the different operating systems options.
When evaluating Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, and Linux operating
systems it is important to consider the system requirements, the different editions available,
security features, system features, updates and support, user interface and cost effectiveness.
Depending on what a person’s or organization’s needs are will determine which operating system
is best fit.
Windows XP System Requirements and Physical Memory Limits
Working with XP Professional and Home Edition has the same requirements. These
requirements are a PC with a 233 megahertz or higher (a 300 megahertz + processor speed is
recommended), 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher (128 MB is recommended), 1.5 gigabytes
(GB) of available hard drive space, CD/DVD-ROM DR and also a monitor and video adapter
that is super VGA or higher-resolution, keyboard, and mouse/pointing device. The Windows XP
Starter Edition has different system requirements. These are 233MHz processor or better, 256
MB of RAM, Super VGA (800x600) monitor and video, mouse and pointer and also the
keyboard, Graphics that have 32 MB of graphics memory is called DirectX 9, and the highly
recommended Internet access. Although Windows XP has minimum system requirements, it also
has limits on the physical memory. The maximum RAM supported for the Starter Edition is 512
MB. The Professional and Home Editions both have a physical memory limit of 4 GB. Windows
XP will not recognize anything over the limits (Microsoft, 2010).
Windows XP Editions

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Operang System analysis
There are two main editions of Windows XP. These are the Home Edition and
Professional Edition. Another edition is the Starter Edition. Each edition has certain aspects that
the user will need to know to determine the proper edition to meet their needs. For example, the
Professional Edition may be a must for a business, but for a personal use computer the Home
edition would probably be ideal.
Now the edition that is called Windows XP starter is a lot different than the other two.
This edition will only give you limited hardware and also you can only run three programs. XP
Starter will also have features that are removed or disable from the default. XP Starter is not that
expenses like the other two its low cost and it available in same places.
XP was also made to replace windows 2000 and also windows NT4. This edition was to
replace the professional edition. Now for the home edition, that one took place the version of
windows 98/95and also ME. The space between that is that it started to work widen when it
came along to companies. The features on this were offline folders and files, remote desktop,
encrypting file system and also software installation, roaming user profiles and maintenance and
also the last one would be installation service.
Windows XP Security
Windows XP has many security features that they offered in different packs. Some packs
help out on ability to make NT files and also allows us to encrypted files to help us manage the
read only and write permissions. Here are some services packs that XP has to offer.
SP1 was out on Sept. 9, 2002 and it contains:

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Operang System analysis
Window massager 4.7
Post RTM security fixes and hot fixes
Compatibility updates
NET framework support
Enabling technologies for like tablet PC
USB 2.0 support
Now users can controls defaults applications and the feature in the Microsoft’s’ bundled
SP2 contains:
WPA encryption compatibility
Wi-Fi support
Pop-up blocker for the internet explorer 6
Bluetooth support
Great firewall
All the services pack come with different features and all you would have to do is pick
the one is right for you.

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