WIndows xp – a system that allows to work in Terminal mode, has the ability to operate simultaneously unlimited number of users, while adding utility Desktop manager, allows you to work simultaneously on four desktops. Improved installation process equipment, system recovery, expanded and improved tools for working with the Internet, to improve the means of protection, added a firewall or firewall software, integrated tools for remote management. Is more efficient, secure and stable. Optimized to perform common tasks: working with digital images, work with music and video files – an efficient search, download and storage; quick and easy organization of public access to a computer and a lightweight approach to creating a home network, an effective means of communication for instant messaging for voice and videoconferencing, as well as collaboration. This is the first Microsoft operating system with a fully customizable interface. There is support for writing CD-R and CD-RW discs at the level of the os (you can work with "blanks", like floppy disks). The main difference between Windows xp Professional, a software compatibility of programs developed under FAT32 c ntfs. xp is fully 32-bit multitasking operating system with priority.
There is a possibility of the system in various network environments, support for file system NTFS5, NTFS4, FAT16 and FAT32. Most of the applications written under msdos, W9x, NT4, as well as some of the programs under os / 2 and posix run and operated without problems. built-in xp compatibility mode with old os (Wibdows 95, Windows 98/Me, Windows NT4, Windows 2000).