October 24, 2001

Few new apps on display at XP partner showcase

Author: JT Smith

IDG: "Bill Gates kicked off two days of Windows XP launch ceremonies here with the
declaration that Microsoft Corp.'s new operating system facilitates "things people never expected to be able to
do with PCs."

Scores of Microsoft partners filled a floor at the Marriott Marquis with kiosks hosting demos of Windows XP-optimized
third-party applications for home and corporate users. But despite Gates' grand pronouncement, Windows XP-only features
and products were in short supply."

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