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Old 08-30-2007, 07:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Did you ever wonder what microsoft was thinking wen theycame up with the name Windows XP.
I mean for goodness sake, it looks like a little face laughing so hard it cant even keep its tongue in its mouth.
Is, and was M$ windows XP all a big joke on its users, or is there somethin else behind the name.
Please explain if you know anything!
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Default Re: Windows XP - all a big joke

Always thought that XP was an abbreviation of expert, but I might be wrong.
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...or maybe eXPerience? meaning that its one really bad experience you wont forget anytime soon.

or maybe it IS a face, the face of microsoft laughing their evil corporate laugh?
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yah, it stands for eXPerience
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I was wrong then. Yeah experience makes more sense.
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Default Re: Windows XP - all a big joke

It stands for Cross Platform.
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...or does it?
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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According to this site it stands for experience.

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Q: What does XP stand for?
A: That's another question that has two answers. The official Microsoft answer is it stands for eXPerience. More than a few detractors have labeled it as meaning eXtra Pricey, eXPensive, and eXtra Profitable.
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I found this at the microsoft website:

"The XP name is short for "experience," symbolizing the rich and extended user experiences Windows and Office can offer by embracing Web services that span a broad range of devices."
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what exactly does "cross platform" mean anyway? wouldnt that mean multi-operating systems? i guess it sounds like it make sense but it doesnt.
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