October 30, 2001
Is Windows XP really a new operating system?
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes, "Microsoft's browser may have started out as an application, but by the end, it was part of the operating system. You could download Internet Explorer over the Internet, but you have to recognize that this wasn't an application you were downloading; it was an operating system upgrade. Windows Movie Maker may be really nice, but there's no way it's part of the operating system. It may be included on the operating system CD, it may take advantage of some multimedia support in the operating system, and it may be featured in the ad campaign for the operating system,but it's an application." More at osOpinion.com.