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Most users will find it a welcome upgrade from 98
on 1 December 2001
Installing Windows xp pro, I find it has good security, and visually aspects of it are very good. New features of the product can be annoying but most can be turned off and customised to suit you. The worst and most annoying part of the product is of course the fact that you have to get rid of a lot of your software under the year 2002. This means that Windows basically kills your firewall and antivirus for you and you can't use it!!! However, xp does come with its own firewall you can use which is normally switched on after install. There are bugs too, ive found a number of annoying little things which don't justify the price. The new menu arrangements are good though. The start menu arranges everything to minimise clicks and everything looks fantastic. Your computer will be smoother and faster and restarting the computer takes half the time! Of course the product is bagged with Internet Explorer 6.0 and Windows media and these are an improvement. Everything is now user friendly to the extreme, this can be sadly restrictive and Microsoft doesn't let you play with too many things as they did in lesser versions of Windows. Mixed results but overall a welcome upgrade from an earlier operating system such as windows 98.