Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 27 Oct. 2001, Vol 4 No. 43

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w   Windows XP Is Here!
w   Featured Software: TweakMASTER
w   Recommended Book: Windows XP Resource Kit
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia


  Windows XP Is Here!

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Windows XP Last Thursday Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of Windows® XP with a celebration in the business capital of the world: New York City. Customers are now able to acquire the new Microsoft® Windows XP operating system on new personal computers and in retail stores throughout the world. Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates presented the keynote address at what Microsoft called "the most important product launch in Microsoft's history", accompanied by leaders from the PC industry, more than 50 Microsoft partners, a special welcome by New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and an appearance by television's Regis Philbin at the event in Times Square's Marriott Marquis Theatre.

"Today is a great day for PC users and a great day for the PC industry," Gates said. "With the launch of Windows XP, we are entering an exciting new era of personal computing. This powerful new version of Windows offers so much to customers -- it unlocks the full power of the PC and enables them to enjoy the best of what the digital world has to offer."

"New York City is the perfect place to announce the worldwide availability of Windows XP," he said. "I want to thank all the people of New York City for welcoming us here, to congratulate them for their unbroken spirit, courage and determination, and to urge all Americans to join us in recognizing that New York is absolutely open for business."

In addition to the launch event in Times Square, a panel of industry leaders including Gates, Intel Corp. President and CEO Craig Barrett, and CEOs of major computer manufacturers discussed the state of the personal computer industry and prospects for the forthcoming holiday season and beyond. Microsoft will also sponsor a free concert in Bryant Park dedicated to the people of New York City featuring international music and film sensation Sting.

The launch festivities also extended across the globe, with more than 50 events worldwide, including CEO Steve Ballmer in Europe and President Rick Belluzzo in Latin America in addition to 62 events in key U.S. locations.

I wrote an Installation and Setup guide, and have already posted a number of tips to customize Windows XP.

If you are running the new OS, I suggest that you check out the Windows Update Web site, as there are already a number of updates available.

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-- Naomi Alvarado, USA

  Recommended Book: Windows XP Professional
  Resource Kit Documentation

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Added: Microsoft: Windows XP Is Here!

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Added: Disable Low Diskspace Notification
Added: Exclude a Program from the Start Menu
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Added: Clean the Start Menu
Added: Customize the Taskbar
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