Talk:Windows XP editions
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- 1 itanium editions
- 2 interwiki links
- 3 2000 editions
- 4 Two Windows XP editions the same?
- 5 Power Toys
- 6 Timelines of the OS editions....???
- 7 Why is the student edition of the software not mentioned in this article...???
- 8 Command prompts will not load in full-screen?
- 9 separate article still necessary?
- 10 2014 support ends
- 11 Media Center XP Edition 5.0 Book
Two Windows XP editions the same?
- Professional is the default code base and build platform. Tablet/MCE add features while Home, N, Starter, etc disable or remove features. SchmuckyTheCat (talk)
There is no mention of the Power Toys that microsoft has released, which drastically improve functionality in certain areas. This could be good to add, and they fix some shortcomings noted in the article.--22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:52, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
- And Microsoft Office drastically improves functionality in certain areas but that's not part of XP either. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:27, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
One additional point, after Service Pack 3 came out, Power Toys for the Media Center Edition would not work and they stated it's not going to be fixed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:28, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Timelines of the OS editions....???
Why is the student edition of the software not mentioned in this article...???
- There have been a variety of special copies/licenses for students at various times but afaict none of them have been a seperate edition. Do you have any evidence to the contary? Plugwash (talk) 00:06, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Command prompts will not load in full-screen?
You can manually change the default width (on the launcher/shortcut link) to match your screen and the height maximizes like any other window, so that's essentially the same thing. You're not limited to using only cmd.exe either, so it should be more specific than "command prompts". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:23, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
separate article still necessary?
These OSs are no longer supported and those systems running XP Home that aren't upgraded to Windows 7 (or to Pro using old disks) will probably be upgraded to Ubuntu or something. So the rationale for this separate article from Windows XP is fading, and it seems likely that it needs to merge in the very near future.
Maybe we need another article structured for the average person who gets a computer in front of them with XP Home on it and wants to figure out how to upgrade it to XP Pro with all the service packs and upgrades in it without running into DRM or activation nonsense, or to windows 7 while keeping all their files, which 7 tries to destroy. That is probably 99% of those who would read the article in Wikipedia on XP in the year 2012. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:59, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
- Separate articles exist because a single article is too large and this will not change so a merge at any time in the forseeable future is unlikely. Windows XP is still too large and really needs further breakdown. As for the recommendation in your second paragraph, Wikipedia is not a manual or a "How To" guide. --AussieLegend (talk) 23:42, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
- Articles on Wikipedia have nothing to do with a product's technical support ending. Plus technical support for Windows XP ends in April 2014. No question of merging this article with any other. - xpclient Talk 12:29, 19 November 2009 (UTC)